This prestigious award honors people who are breaking barriers to a more equitable world for Washingtonians with disabilities.

From the announcement: “Last session, Representative Goodman worked closely with the Coalition for an Independent Corrections Ombuds, a group that includes formerly incarcerated people, family members of incarcerated people, community advocates, and faith-based organizations to create an Independent Corrections Ombuds in Washington.
Now, after ten years of advocacy, a Corrections Ombuds Office will be established within the Office of the Governor to provide much-needed oversight in our state prisons and assistance to incarcerated people and their families.
We recognize and honor Representative Goodman’s ongoing work to divert people with disabilities from the criminal justice system and to improve the lives of people affected by that system, including disabled Washingtonians.”

Congratulations, Roger!