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The Project for Transgender Incarcerated Survivors Training Session

May 29, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP, 700 6th St NW, 7th Floor, Washington, D.C, 20001


May 29th




Equal Justice Works, the LGBT Bar Association of D.C., and Eversheds Sutherland invite you to a training session for The Project for Transgender Incarcerated Survivors (PTIS).

About the Project

PTIS works with incarcerated transgender and gender non-conforming (TGNC) individuals who are denied human rights while housed in prisons and jails.  PTIS aims at combatting the failure of facilities to adequately address sexual assault against TGNC individuals and to ensure that TGNC individuals are given medically necessary treatments.

Due to limited capacity, PTIS does not engage in litigation; however, the services PTIS offers address the two major issues individuals face when filing a claim pro se: 1) exhaustion of administrative remedies; and 2) submitting a grievance to the facility that is sufficiently specific to put the facility on notice that there is an issue.

Your Role

Volunteer duties include corresponding with incarcerated individuals, assisting with declarations, drafting advocacy letters, and condensing difficult to understand prison grievance policies.  Volunteers are asked to devote one hour a week for a minimum of three months to corresponding with and assisting incarcerated TGNC individuals.

About the Training

During this training, participants will learn about the status of the law related to prisoners’ rights generally and TGNC prisoners’ rights more specifically. Additionally, participants will learn the PTIS process and apply their knowledge to a hypothetical situation. There will be time at the end of the presentation to ask questions. Lunch will be served.


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Click here to learn more about Equal Justice Works fellow Whitney Washington and PTIS.

For more information about the PTIS training event, please contact Dennis Jansen at email hidden; JavaScript is required or email hidden; JavaScript is required.


Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP
700 6th St NW, 7th Floor
Washington, DC 20001 United States
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