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Have your civil liberties been violated?

The ACLU of Massachusetts works to preserve and protect the civil liberties and civil rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution, especially the principles contained in the Bill of Rights. Our office handles matters arising in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. If you live in another state, you can find your local ACLU affiliate here.

While we do not accept legal complaints via email or social media, there are several ways to contact us to ask for legal assistance.

You may call our offices and speak with a volunteer from 9-5 on Monday through Friday. Our volunteers are typically not lawyers and cannot give you legal advice, but they can give you referrals to agencies more appropriate for your complaint or present your complaint to an ACLU lawyer for review. Our phone number is: 617-482-3170 x100.

You may also fax a letter to 617-451-0009 or mail a letter to us at:

ACLU of Massachusetts
Attn: Legal Intake
211 Congress Street, 3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02110

We consider complaints involving issues such as freedom of speech, privacy, freedom of religion, discrimination based on race, gender, sexual orientation or disability, police misconduct, censorship in schools or libraries, fairness in application of school discipline, workplace privacy, access to government documents, inhumane jail and prison conditions, and other issues of fair treatment by government.

In general, we do not handle complaints involving evictions, landlord-tenant disputes, general disputes between employees and employers, criminal prosecutions, divorce, child custody, or wills.

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