The ACLU does not take on many individual clients and typically represents clients on notable civil rights/liberties cases only.

Ways to Contact

May submit a complaint by:

  1. Calling 415.621.2488 for English and Spanish. Open Monday – Friday (10am-12pm) & (1pm-3pm).
  2. Submitting THIS online complaint form
  3. Sending a 1-page letter (due to limited capacity, additional pages will be discarded) to: Civil Liberties Intake Program, ACLU Foundation of Northern California, 39 Drumm Street, San Francisco, CA 94111.


After you call in, the organization will tell you next steps.


Collect key information in advance if possible: case numbers, names of key people, court dates and deadlines, documents related to the issue, and any questions you have.