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SRLP provides direct representation for low income transgender people and transgender people of color in three main areas. We have three projects, and if your issue falls under one of our projects, we may be able to help you. If we can’t represent you, we can provide referrals and information on a wide range of issues affecting transgender and gender-nonconforming people.

For legal help, click here to learn about our Drop-In Hours and how to contact us for an intake.

To reach our Director of Client Services call 212-337-8550, ext. 303.

Survival & Self Determination Project

  • Name Changes
  • Assistance Obtaining and Updating ID Documents
  • Health Care Advocacy
  • Criminal History/Fingerprinting

More about our Survival & Self Determination Project

Immigrant Justice Project

The Immigrant Justice Project at SRLP works with low-income people and people of color who are transgender, gender nonconforming, and/or intersex (TGNCI) and either seeking legally recognized immigration status or are adjusting to a different immigration status.

We provide the following services:

  • Representation of TGNCI immigrants in applications for immigration status
  • Adjustment of immigration status
  • Assistance with obtaining gender-affirming immigration documents, including Employment Authorization Documents (EADs), green cards, and naturalization certificates
  • Holistic support of TGNCI immigrants in public benefits, healthcare, Social Security, including via coordination with other service providers
  • Screening and Assistance with Various Immigration Benefits, including Asylum, U Visas, T Visas, VAWA, DACA, TPS, SIJS, and Family-Based Petitions

More about our Immigrant Justice Project

Prisoner Justice Project

The Prisoner Justice Project provides assistance in civil matters to people held in New York City jails and in New York State Prisons. We are unable to provide direct legal services with criminal cases or appeals of criminal cases although we are happy to work with your attorney to ensure trans-competent representation. We are unable to provide direct legal assistance to people held outside of New York. We are able to provide the following services:

  • Name changes to incarcerated individuals
  • Assistance with changing names on government documents while incarcerated
  • Assistance obtaining hormones
  • Assistance obtaining gender appropriate undergarments
  • Assistance preparing for parole appearances
  • Advocacy and support around sexual violence and violations of the Prison Rape Elimination Act
  • Advocacy and support around transfers and requests for alternate housing
  • Advocacy and support around conditions of solitary
  • Advocacy and support around mental health care needs and assessments
  • Obtaining correct sentence calculations
  • Review and appeal of disciplinary solitary confinement (Tier IIIs)
  • Other civil matters concerning conditions of confinement

The Prisoner Justice Project has partnered with other organizations to provide litigation services in the past, however, due to our size and the number of individuals we serve we are generally unable to engage in litigation.

More about our Prisoner Justice Project

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