Impact Stories

Impact Stories features works and accomplishments of the American University Washington College of Law community of faculty, students, and alumni.

Project for Transgender Incarcerated Survivors

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The Project for Transgender Incarcerated Survivors is the only project in the nation that strategically merges the provision of direct legal services with best practice in advocacy and coalition building to address the unique vulnerabilities of incarcerated transgender and gender non-conforming (TGNC) individuals. The Project currently works with incarcerated individuals and other attorneys, advocates, and staff working within the criminal legal system on TGNC-related issues. It also supports improved channels to access justice for incarcerated TNGC individuals through various activities, services, outreach, and resources development.

Whit Washington ’17 was recently quoted by NBC News for an extensive article on TGNC individuals deprived of liberty. Whit is an Equal Justice Works Fellow leading the Project for Transgender Incarcerated Survivors at the Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law.