American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Louisiana

General Contact Information

1340 Poydras St.
New Orleans, LA 70112

How to Get Help

Phone Number 504-350-0100

Potential clients can submit a brief description of their complaint via phone by calling 504-350-0100.


Potential clients can also submit a brief description of their complaint online by emailing or completing their online form at

Who We Are

The ACLU of Louisiana is a nonpartisan public interest organization devoted to protecting and extending civil rights and civil liberties. ACLU-LA’s Justice Lab provides free civil representation to and a storytelling platform for people victimized by unconstitutional and racially discriminatory policing. While racist policing can take many forms, Justice Lab seeks to bring claims that fall into six categories:


False Arrest: This occurs if an officer arrests you with no reason to believe that you committed a crime.

Excessive Force: An officer’s use of force is excessive if it is not proportional to the threat the officer perceives and you are injured as a result.

Racial Profiling: This occurs when you are intentionally treated differently than someone of another race would be in the same situation. For example, police should not stop and question you because of your race alone.

Unreasonable Stops: Police may briefly stop and question you only if they have a reason to suspect that you committed a crime, or might be about to commit a crime.

Unreasonable Seizure: This occurs when the police detain you or take your property without a concrete reason to believe that you have committed a crime or that your property was, or will be, used in a crime.

Seizure of your person does not always involve an actual arrest—it occurs when the police do something to make you think you are not free to leave.

Unreasonable Search: This occurs when law enforcement searches your person or property without a search warrant and without a reason to believe they will find evidence of a crime.

Who We Serve

  • Statewide
Income Guidelines

There are no income restrictions or requirements.

Is this organization accessible by wheelchair? YES
Does this organization provide access for the hearing impaired? NO

Type of Help

This group provides the following types of services based on your legal needs and its resources:
Last Review and Update: May 07, 2021
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