The ACLU is our nation's guardian of liberty, working daily in courtrooms, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and laws of the United States guarentees everyone in this country. 

Criminal Justice Reform

Our criminal justice system is put in place to keep communities safe and treat people farily, regardless of the color of their skin or the size of their bank account.

Disability Justice

The ACLU of Idaho strives for a country free of discrimination against people with disabilities, where they are valued, integrated members of society with full access to education, homes, health care, jobs, and families. 

First Amendment

Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence, noted that if the American people stopped being actively engaged with their governments, then Congress, state legislatures, judges, and governors “shall all become wolves”.

Immigrant & Refugee Rights

The fundamental constitutional protections of due process and equal protection embodied in our Constitution and Bill of Rights apply to every person, regardless of immigration status.

Protecting Civil Liberties in Federal Immigration Reform:

LGBTQ Justice

The United States' Constitution protects all people regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression. The ACLU of Idaho works statewide to ensure rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community members are protected.

Prisoners' Rights

The ACLU of Idaho closely monitors conditions in Idaho's county jails and state prisons run by the Idaho Department of Corrections.