National Association for Rights Protection and Advocacy

Wallace Kirby


Wallace Kirby is a Community Organizer with the University Legal Services’ DC Jail and Prison Advocacy Project in Washington, DC. He is a powerful advocate for social justice reform for persons with psychiatric diagnoses in jails and prisons. Before joining ULS, Wallace was a founding member of “Strategic Options and Solutions” a reentry/recovery focused consulting group.  A  a survivor of the criminal justice system, Wallace has become a leading voice in community-wide efforts to reform incarceration and reentry operations.  His calls for action have led to reform within the District’s Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee.

PEERS Coalition: Promoting Empowerment, Education and Reentry Solutions

Callous and Cruel: Use of Force against Inmates with Mental Disabilities in US Jails and Prisons - A new 127 page report from Human Rights Watch (May 2015)

Sound Advice: D.C. Jail and Prison Advocacy Project - Tammy Selzer and Wallace Kirby, of DC PJAP, interviewed on UDC TV (University of the District of Columbia)