The WIRE is a nonprofit organization made up of formerly incarcerated women who serve as peer advocates and peer mentors to incarcerated women, formerly incarcerated women and women/girls at risk of incarceration.


The purpose of the WIRE is to empower women who are directly impacted by the DC criminal justice system to serve as credible messengers who can provide peer mentoring and provide holistic healing to families and communities who are seeking to build resilience to state violence and community violence without carceral and policing responses.