ACLU of Delaware

General Contact Information

Wilmington, DE 19801

How to Get Help


If you believe your rights have been violated and would like to receive the ACLU-DE's help, please download and fill out the ACLU's complaint form, which is accessible at this link:

You can also call 302-654-5326 and leave your contact information and the ACLU will mail or fax you the complaint form.

Who We Are

The ACLU-DE works to protect the civil liberties and civil rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution, especially the principles contained in the Bill of Rights, and the Delaware Constitution. The ACLU is not a general legal service provider. It is also not a government agency, such as the public defender, or a legal services office that helps low-income people.


Issues the ACLU-DE works on:

  • Freedom of speech
  • Government-sponsored religious activities
  • Interference with the practice of an individual’s religious beliefs
  • Privacy
  • Discrimination based on race, gender, sexual orientation or disability, religion, age, national origin, or marital status
  • Reproductive freedom
  • Police misconduct
  • Censorship in schools or libraries
  • Constitutional and educational rights of students
  • Fairness in application of school discipline
  • Voting rights
  • Unsafe and inhumane jail and prison conditions

Issues the ACLU-DE does not work on:

  • Criminal defense or post-conviction appeals
  • Evictions or other types of landlord-tenant disputes
  • Disputes between employees and employers
  • Family court cases such as divorce or child custody
  • Tax problems
  • Wills and estates
  • Complaints about lawyers or judge



Who We Serve

  • Statewide
Is this organization accessible by wheelchair? YES
Does this organization provide access for the hearing impaired? YES

Type of Help

This group provides the following types of services based on your legal needs and its resources:
  • Full Legal Representation
  • Brief Advice
Description of Services

Requests for legal assistance from the ACLU-DE must be made in writing. The ACLU-DE has limited resources and staff and are able to become involved in only a few cases every month.

Emergency Instructions

The ACLU does not provide emergency services, except in very rare cases.

Last Review and Update: Nov 03, 2017
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