Publication Listings

As part of our work, the ACLU of Southern California issues reports, position papers and advocacy materials that study and note developments in civil liberties. Below is a listing of some of our publications organized by issue.

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Here To Learn

In 2011, Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) adopted a policy mandating that every middle school and high school in the district must daily pull a group of students out of class to undergo a humiliating procedure: a "random" search of their person and of their belongings.

June 1, 2018 Education Equity

Defend L.A.

The Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Office, which provides criminal defense attorneys for those who can't afford them, is woefully under-resourced to handle cases involving noncitizens.

May 16, 2018 Immigrants' Rights

Annual Report 2016 - 2017

In 2017, the ACLU of Southern California – backed by a record number of donors, thousands of volunteers and the pro bono support of law firms large and small – scored ground-breaking civil liberty victories.

December 12, 2017

Orange County Jails

Conditions that fail to meet not only constitutional but also state and department standards for physical security, medical care, mental health care and living environment are unlawful and should not be tolerated.

June 26, 2017 Jails Project