Jireh-Shalom Foundation
Social advocacy with truth and reconciliation
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The Isa Farrington Nichols Story

In February 2002, my niece Keenya (whose beautiful face is pictured in the photograph above) and her infant daughter were living with me in my home in Tacoma, Washington.  A boy knocked on the door and she opened it for him. The boy, 16-year-old Lee Boyd Malvo, shot her point blank in the face. Her body was discovered by my then 14-year-old daughter. Keenya was killed by Malvo at the direction of his much older accomplice, John Allen Muhammad.  The pair would later go on to become known as the “DC Snipers,” going on a shooting spree in the DC area and elsewhere that left ten dead. MORE

isa 21-Apr-2020
Read my October 2019 commentary from Newsweek. www.newsweek.com

Jireh-Shalom Foundation

The Jireh-Shalom Foundation's purpose is to advocate for people whom the system has failed -- like Lee Malvo himself, family members and survivors of crimes. We do not believe that extreme and unusual punishments are fitting for young people. We believe in truth telling to reconcile traumatic experiences. We believe in wholistic healing and self care. Jireh-Shalom creates a community for those who have lost loved ones to, or have survived, violence committed by youth. MORE

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