OLYMPIA — A Wenatchee Valley advocate for the homeless and addicted has a new role: Advising the LEgislature on how to help formerly imprisoned people readjust to society.
Victor Estrada, 47, was appointed by Gov. Jay Inslee to the Statewide Reentry Council, which makes recommendations to the Legislature on matters including housing and social services for those leaving incarceration. The council was created by law in 2016, with a 15-member board, and makes regular reports on the state of reentry for ex-prisoners in Washington.
Estrada has spent years working with the Women’s Resource Center in Wenatchee, bringing help to people without shelter. His term on the Reentry Council runs for one year.