Criminal Justice and Drug Policy Reform

The ACLU of Southern California is committed to helping re-envision a criminal justice approach that is fair and free of racial bias, keeps communities safe and respects the dignity and rights of all who come into contact with it.

Economic Justice

Economic justice is a civil right. The ACLU of Southern California fights to protect some of society's most economically vulnerable residents, including low-income students, homeless people and low-paid workers seeking equitable working conditions and living wages.

Education Equity

All students have the right to an equal education. The ACLU of Southern California supports and defends equal rights and opportunities for all California students.

Freedom of Speech and Government Transparency

The First Amendment is the cornerstone of our free society. The ACLU of Southern California is dedicated to ensuring that all people are free to express themselves – politically, artistically, socially and through other forms of personal expression – without government interference.

Immigrants' Rights

The ACLU of Southern California is at the forefront of local, state and national efforts to protect all immigrants – citizens and non-citizens alike.

Jails Project

The ACLU Foundation of Southern California is the court ordered monitor of the conditions of confinement and medical services within all Los Angeles County jail facilities. The Jails Project also monitors conditions in the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office jails.

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