We are a coalition of people committed
to changing the policies, laws and practices that continue
to incarcerate people with mental illness and release
them into dangerous and unsupported environments. Our
coalition is made up of survivors of the mental health
and criminal justice system but also family members,
advocates and other allies who want to lend their voice
of reason and wisdom to public discussion.
These issues affect thousands of DC residents, but many
of us are unsure how to make a difference. One method
is to join with others who want to improve the District’s
current way of operating. As we join as a community,
we build strength in numbers and can speak with a collective
voice that cannot be ignored!!!
The Criminal Justice/Mental Health Organizing Group
meets the second Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. and
the last Friday of every month at 1 p.m. at University
Legal Services 220 I St NE, Suite 130, Wash. DC 20002.
Please contact Wallace Kirby if you would like to receive
notices of our upcoming activities at 202-547-0198 ext
What do the MENTAL HEALTH and
the CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEMS
in DC have in COMMON?
They both need YOU to speak up
to improve the way they work!
Come join P.E.E.R.S, a consumer-led group that is organizing
for better laws, better policies, and better systems
that work FOR US.
Next Meeting: Jan 28th, Friday
from 1 to 3 p.m.
220 I Street, NE, Suite 130
WASHINGTON DC 20002
Our goal is to build a MOVEMENT led by criminal
justice/mental health survivors and our friends, families
- We build relationships with each other.
- We do research to find solutions to the problems
- We find key decision makers and meet with them
to get answers.
- We take action to advance your rights and improve
reentry outcomes for mental health consumers.
- We meet twice a month:
Every 2nd Tuesday at 6:00 pm and last Friday at 1:00
pm at the ULS office.
RSVP to Wallace at 202-547-0198 ext 130 if you plan