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