Gov. Inslee Names Huy Advisor Winona Stevens to State Reentry Council

Jun 4th, 2016

Washington State Governor Jay Inslee has named Winona Stevens, Ho-Chunk, to the new Washington Statewide Reentry Council.

The Council was created by the Washington State Legislature to develop collaborative and cooperative relationships between the criminal justice system, victims and their families, impacted individuals and their families, and service providers with the purpose of improving public safety and outcomes for people reentering the community from incarceration.

Winona has dedicated her life and career to helping Native American offenders, and her passion is reentry. She says: “I am committed to serving the Native American population in our prison system.”

Winona is a former Department of Correction employee of five years, and current manager of the United Indians of All Tribes Foundation DOC Religious Services Program. She has a Masters degree in Social Work from the University of Washington.  She serves the Huy Board as its Secretary-Treasurer.

Our hands go up to Winona for her prestigious appointment and for her undying commitment to our incarcerated relatives.