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The ACLU of Louisiana is a non-profit, non-partisan organization. We fight to protect individual rights and fundamental freedoms guaranteed by the U.S. and Louisiana Constitutions.

Unfortunately, our resources are limited, and we are able to help only a very small number of the people who seek our help. We take cases that raise significant constitutional or civil liberties issues, and that affect a large number of people or seek systemic change. We do not accept telephone or walk-in complaints.

If we believe we are able to assist you, we will contact you. Otherwise, you will not hear from us.

Phone calls about the status of your complaint will not be returned.

We do not reply to requests for assistance unless we think we can help you.

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  • My complaint is about:
    • Discrimination:
      • Based on Disability
      • Based on Sex, Gender, or Gender Stereotyping
      • Based on Race
      • Based on Religion
      • Other     
    • Education
    • First Amendment:
      • Freedom of Speech or Expression
      • Freedom of the Press
      • Religious Liberty
    • Immigrants' Rights
    • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgendered Rights
    • Police Practices:
      • Excessive Use of Force
      • Racial Profiling
      • Unreasonable Search and Seizure
    • Prisoners' Rights
      • Abuse by Other Prisoners
      • Abuse by Guards
      • Medical or Mental Health Care
      • Disability Accommodation
      • Administrative Segregation or Solitary Confinement
      • Visitation
      • Religious Discrimination
      • Unhealthy Living Conditions
      • Legal Mail, Attorney Visitation, Access to Courts, Law Library
      • Grievance Process
      • Disciplinary Process
      • Other     
    • Privacy and Technology
    • Reproductive Freedom
    • Voting Rights
    • Other     
      (Please do not check this box unless NONE of the preceding categories covers your complaint)
  • If your complaint involves an inmate in a jail or prison facility, please identify the facility.
    • Juvenile
    • City Jail
    • Parish Jail
    • Department of Corrections State Facility
    • Federal Prison
    • Immigration/ICE detention Facility
  • My Information:
    • First Name:     Last Name:
    • Street Address:
    • City: State: Zip Code:
    • Parish:
    • Daytime Telephone:
    • Evening Telephone:
    • Email Address:
    • Please Re-enter Email Address:
  • My complaint is against the following:
    • Name:
    • Agency:
    • Street Adddress:
    • City: State: Zip Code:
    • Parish:
    • Telephone:
    • May we contact this person? Yes    No
  • Date of situation giving rise to your complaint:
  • Do you have witnesses or persons with information regarding your complaint? Yes    No
  • If we may contact your witnesses, please provide contact information:
    • Witness # 1
      • Name:
      • Street Adddress:
      • City: State: Zip Code:
      • Parish:
      • Telephone:
    • Witness # 2
        • Name:
        • Street Adddress:
        • City: State: Zip Code:
        • Parish:
        • Telephone:
  • Have you filed a complaint with any other agencies? Yes    No
  • If yes, please describe in the following space and include dates:

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  • For complaints about conditions of confinement, prisoners must first exhaust all grievance procedures before we can help. Please describe the grievance procedure that was followed:

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  • Are you represented by an attorney in this matter? Yes    No
  • If “Yes,” please fill in the following:
    • Name:
    • Street Address:
    • City: State: Zip Code:
    • Parish:
    • Telephone:
  • Has a criminal or civil lawsuit been filed against you or on your behalf? Yes    No
  • If so, please provide
    • Case Number:
    • Case Title:
    • Date case was filed:
    • Court with jurisdiction:
    • Judge:
    • Opposing counsel:
    • Current status of the case:

  • Complete description of complaint. Please describe in detail the events (who, what, why, when, where, how) that led you to file this complaint. If you have additional documents to support your complaint, please list them. Please limit your description to 2500 characters.

    ( of 2500 characters max)
  • Please state clearly what you would like the ACLU to do for you.

    ( of 2500 characters max)
  • Are you willing to serve as a plaintiff in litigation if needed? Yes    No

  • Please check this box to indicate that the information you have provided is true and correct; that you understand that by accepting this complaint, the ACLU is not undertaking legal representation of you and that the ACLU is not responsible for ensuring that any statute of limitations requirement or any other requirement or deadline is met in your case.