• In 2019, TJLP filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of an Illinois law that restricts name changes based on prior criminal convictions. Eisha Love (pictured) is one of the lead plaintiffs.


  • TJLP hosted activists from six Central and South American countries to discuss policing, abolition, and transformative justice.


  • As part of TJLP's leadership, Tania Cordova (pictured) advocates for changes to policies and legislation that impact transgender people.


  • Celebrating the release of our trans prisoner 'zine Hidden Expressions.


The Transformative Justice Law Project of Ilinois is deeply committed to:
Prison Abolition | Transformative Justice | Gender Self-Determination

Learn more about what we do and what you can do to help »

Legal Services

We provide free, zealous, life-affirming, and gender-affirming holistic criminal legal services to low-income and street based transgender and gender non-conforming people targeted by the criminal legal system.

Hidden Expressions

Hidden Expressions is an annual ‘zine publication created exclusively with the contributions, wisdom, and creativity of transgender and gender non-conforming people who have been or are currently incarcerated.

Name Change Mobilization

Our goal is simple: we want to help as many people as possible legally change their names as part of our long-term goal of gender self-determination for all, free of government limitation.

Felony Name Change Challenge

In May 2019, TJLP and our pro bono partners at Greenberg Traurig, LLP filed a federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of an Illinois law that prohibits people with certain criminal convictions from changing their legal names.

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