ACLU of Vermont

The American Civil Liberties Union of Vermont is dedicated to the defense of individual rights guaranteed by the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, as well as the Vermont Constitution. The ACLU of Vermont is not a resource for handling individual convictions or problems, unless related to conditions of confinement. The ACLU operates a number of specific projects, including the AIDS Education Project of the National Prison Project, and the Gay and Lesbian Rights Project of the ACLU. The ACLU of Vermont is able to look at complaints from prisoners in Vermont only.

To request assistance, fill-out and mail in the online complaint form or write directly to the ACLU. You can also call the ACLU and leave a message with your address if you would like a complaint form mailed to you.

Each complaint is reviewed by staff to see whether it constitutes a civil liberties problem with which ACLU-VT may be able to help. If the ACLU of Vermont is able to offer you assistance, the ACLU will contact you to gather more information about your situation. Because of its small size and the large volume of complaints it receives, it will take approximately six weeks to let you know the ACLU’s initial decision.