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 Legal System

We seek to end mass incarceration, excessively harsh criminal justice policies, over-criminalization, racial injustice and other structural and institutional barriers that stand in the way for individuals to find success post incarceration.

Disability Justice

The ACLU strives for an America free of discrimination against people with disabilities; where people with disabilities are valued, integrated members of society who have full access to education, homes, health care, jobs, families, voting, and civic engagement.

Housing Justice

The ACLU of Idaho stands with the more than half a million Idaho renters and nearly 10,000 Idahoans who experience homelessness each year to strengthen protections against housing insecurity, stop eviction, and end the criminalization of poverty.

Immigrant & Refugee Rights

For years the ACLU of Idaho has actively engaged in protecting the immigrant community through fighting anti-immigrant legislation, providing public education through know your rights workshops/webinars, elevating the stories of those directly impacted...

LGBTQ Justice

The ACLU of Idaho works to ensure that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people can live openly without discrimination and enjoy equal rights, personal autonomy, and freedom of expression and association.

Prisoners' Rights

A culture of punishment, combined with race- and class-based animus, has led the United States to rely on incarceration more heavily than any other country in the world does. The politicization of our criminal legal system and a lack of evidence-based assessment result in ...