TJLP works with many organizations in Chicago and throughout the U.S. in movements for prison abolition, self-determination, and transformative justice.

Locally, TJLP collaborates with our allies to reach trans and gender non-conforming people on the South, West, and North Sides of Chicago, in the collar counties, and in prisons throughout Illinois. For example, TJLP conducts trainings and provides legal services in some of our allies’ spaces. Our allies provide TJLP’s clients with advocacy, support, guidance, resources, and advice. We also collaborate with some of our allies on policy initiatives, planning events, and issuing public statements.

TJLP’s allies include: