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Every day we receive requests from across Indiana to defend the liberties and freedoms guaranteed and protected by the Constitution. From disability rights to youth rights, to protecting prisoners from discrimination and cruel and unusual punishment, to protecting religious liberty, free speech, privacy, voting rights and much more, the ACLU is here to help you protect and preserve your Constitutional rights.

Before filing a complaint, please make sure your case fulfills the following:

  1. Your civil liberties have been violated by a government entity
  2. Your issue concerns a right or freedom protected by the U.S. or Indiana Constitutions
  3. You are the person or party whose constitutional rights have been violated

PLEASE NOTE: We do not accept complaints from third parties, or complaints made on behalf of someone else.

You also can visit the How we can help page for a list of the issues we can help you with and the type of cases we do not handle. If your issue does not meet our requirements, please visit the Other resources to get help page for a list of organizations that may be able to assist you.

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How to file a complaint

Here are some links to several other organizations who may be able to help.

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Thank you for contacting the ACLU of Indiana. Please be aware that due to the high volume of complaints we receive, it could take up to 6-8 weeks for you to receive a response. We ask for your patience while we carefully review your complaint. Please allow 8 weeks before inquiring about your complaint, as it will only slow our ability to process all the requests we receive in as timely a manner as possible. We will contact you as soon as we are able.

 

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File your complaint by email, fax or postal mail

Step One:

Download a complaint form in English or Spanish, below:

Step Two:

Completely fill out the complaint form.

Step Three:

Email, fax or send the form by postal mail.

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  • Fax: 317-635-4105
  • Postal mail:

Attn: Intake
ACLU of Indiana
1031 East Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202-3952

 

It is our mission to promote, protect and defend the rights, liberties and freedoms guaranteed by the U.S. and Indiana Constitutions to all people in Indiana. What exactly does that mean?

It means the ACLU of Indiana can help you if you think your rights have been violated by a government agency or organization, including town government, schools, police officers or the state of Indiana. Among the issues we can address:

  • Freedom of speech
  • Freedom of religion
  • Police misconduct
  • Censorship in public schools or libraries
  • Fairness in school or prison discipline
  • Privacy and other protections from government intrusion
  • Inhumane jail or prison conditions
  • Unfair treatment by government

If you believe your constitutional rights have been violated, you can file a complaint with the ACLU. Please note that we have limited resources and are unable to pursue every case that comes to our attention.

There are some cases that we do not get involved in, such as evictions, landlord-tenant disputes, criminal prosecutions, divorce and personal abuse, child custody or wills. If you need legal assistance for any of these areas, please visit the Other resources to get help page for a list of other organizations that may be able to assist you.

We will respond to your complaint within 6 to 8 weeks. If we do take your case and represent you, our services are free.

Download the Constitution of the United States

How to file a complaint

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