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Job Announcement: The ACLU of Utah Seeks a Smart Justice Coordinator

Oct 11, 2017

The American Civil Liberties Union of Utah has an immediate opening for a full-time Smart Justice Coordinator to develop strategies to reduce the state’s jail and prison populations and to combat racial disparities in our criminal justice system. The issue of mass incarceration is ripe for bipartisan involvement, and the ACLU works collaboratively with groups across the political spectrum to achieve our goals. This position requires successful experience with issue advocacy campaigns and coalition partnerships. 

Lack of Transparency Compounds Tragedy of Shooting Death of Patrick Harmon

Oct 10, 2017

“The shooting death of Patrick Harmon is a terrible tragedy, not just for his loved ones but for our entire community, and our elected officials must respond.” 

Don't Make the Same Mistakes in 2018. Read Our Latest Report.

Oct 02, 2017

Check out our first ever report on state legislation that criminalizes behavior and enhances penalties, contributing to "Utah's Statehouse-to-Prison Pipeline"! 

Redefining Justice: A Community Call to Action

Sep 21, 2017

"13th" – free film screening & discussion, Thursday, Oct. 5, 7:00 p.m., Salt Lake County Library's Viridian Event Center, 8030 South 1825 West, West Jordan, 84088.

Scholarships Available For Utah High School Seniors Who Have Taken Action To Protect Civil Liberties

Sep 21, 2017

2018 will be the eleventh year that the ACLU of Utah will award scholarships to two eligible college bound Utah high school seniors who have demonstrated a strong commitment to civil liberties through some form of activism. The $1,500 scholarship will be applied toward their college education.

(UPDATED) ACLU of Utah Statement on Operation Rio Grande

Sep 19, 2017

After five weeks of implementation activity under the umbrella of this operation, the ACLU of Utah has seen very little to change our original assessment of this law-enforcement-heavy effort as “business as usual.” 

Immigrant and Refugee Rights and Resources

Sep 19, 2017

In light of recent executive orders regarding immigrants and refugees, the ACLU of Utah has renewed our dedication to the civil rights of immigrants and refugees in our state. We have updated Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Resources. 

New Laws for Youth Justice System: SOMALI Version Brochure Now Available!

Sep 15, 2017

The Somali-language version of our "New Laws in Utah about Juvenile Justice" brochure is now available!