Legal Resource Detail
The ACLU of Massachusetts works to preserve and protect the civil liberties and civil rights guaranteed by the U.S. and Massachusetts Constitutions and laws.
We work on issues such as freedom of speech and press; privacy; freedom of religion and separation of church and state; immigration; police misconduct; criminal justice reform; discrimination based on race, gender, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, or disability; access to government documents and officials; and other issues of fair treatment by government.
We generally do not represent individuals unless an individual case creates an opportunity for law reform on an issue that is an ACLU of Massachusetts priority. We do our best, however, to provide referrals to other attorneys or organizations that may provide individual representation.
And we are very interested in hearing about civil rights or civil liberties issues in Massachusetts. Learning about these experiences helps us set priority areas for our advocacy in the courts, in the Legislature, and in the community.