ACLU-AZ provides the following list of resources for informational purposes only. ACLU-AZ does not endorse any of the organizations listed.

Arizona State Agency or State Official Complaints:

  • Arizona Government Information & Resource Locator: click here
  • Arizona Ombudsman-Citizens' Aide: click here for website; (602) 277-7292 or (800) 872-2879 
  • Arizona State Attorney General: (602) 542-5025 Phoenix, (520) 628-6504
    Tucson
    or (800) 352-8431; click here for website
  • Complaints on Arizona County Officials or Agencies should be filed with the County Board of Supervisors or County Attorney's Office of the County in question.  Arizona County information available here:  Arizona/Countyinformation.htm

Attorney, Judge and Probation Department Complaints:

  • If you feel an attorney has acted unethically or improperly, contact State Bar of Arizona: (602) 252-4804 Or visit: Are you unhappy with a lawyer?
  • If you feel a judge has acted unethically or improperly, contact Arizona Commission on Judicial Conduct: (602) 452-3200. How to file a complaint.
  • If you feel a probation officer or the probation department has acted unethically or improperly, contact the probation department general information number; ask for the officer’s supervisor’s contact information. A complaint can be made in writing, in person, or by phone. In Maricopa County: (602) 372-5900.
  • Arizona Judicial Department Handbook: click here

Attorneys: ACLU-AZ is not a referral agency and cannot give specific attorney referrals.

  • State Bar of Arizona: (602) 252-4804 or (520) 623-9944; click here for website
  • AZ Law Help (online search): click here
  • Lawyer Referral Service:
    - Maricopa County Bar Lawyer Referral Service: (602) 257-4434; they will schedule a 30-minute consultation with you and an attorney for a $40.00 fee; www.maricopabar.org
    - Pima County Bar Lawyer Referral Service: (520) 623-4625; for a non-refundable fee of $35 due at the time of the referral, they will provide you with a licensed attorney who will provide you with a 30-minute consultation; www.pimacountybar.org
  • Asian American Bar Association: (602) 528-40540
  • Los Abogados Bar Association: (602) 542-7716
  • ASU Alumni Law Group: (602) 250-3620 (no fee for initial consultation) handles issues in the following civil law areas:  housing/foreclosures; tenant issues w/landlord; employment law; general consumer contract matters including debt collections)
  • Information & Referral Services: (877) 211-8661; 211arizona.org

Child Welfare & Family Law:

  • Family Lawyer's Assistance Project (FLAP) - (602) 506-7948; click here
  • Family Support Center: (602) 506-3762; click here
  • Arizona Community Legal Services (Child custody/child-spousal support): (602) 258-3434
  • Victim Witness Foundation (Retrieve children taken by a non-custodial parent): (602) 506-8522
  • Defenders of Children (advocacy for child abuse victims): (602) 710-1903; click here
  • Fresh Start Women’s Foundation: (602) 252-8494; click here
  • Adoption Reunion Services: Arizona State Supreme Court - (602) 452- 3300 or (800) 732-8193; click here
  • DES Division of Child Support Enforcement (programs that locate absent parents, establish paternity, establish and enforce orders, and collect child support payments): (602) 252-4045; click here
  • DES-CPS Complaints: Contact Family Advocacy Office: (877) 527-0765; or fill out grievance/complaint form online click here; or contact the Arizona Ombudsman Citizens'  Aide office at (800) 872-2879 or (602) 277-7292; click here
  • Parents' rights in child protective services (CPS) cases, contact:  Supreme Court, Parent Assistance Program at (602) 542-3580 or (800) 732-8193; click here
  • Governor's Office for Children, Youth and Families: (602) 542-4043; click here
  • Arizona Judicial Court - Parent Assistance Hotline (M-F/8-5): (800) 732-8193 or (602) 452-3580; (Providing info on the following: after first contact by CPS; crisis counseling about services; juvenile court system; legal rights and responsibilities of parents and children; how to obtain legal assistance; referrals to appropriate agencies or individuals.)

Criminal Appeals

  • Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law-Justice Project; click here; PO Box 877906, Tempe, AZ 85287

Criminal Defense:

  • Federal Public Defender for the District of Arizona:
    • Phoenix: 850 W. Adams Street, Suite 201, Phoenix; (602) 382-2700
    • Tucson: 407 W. Congress Street, Suite 501, Tucson; (520) 879-7500
    • Flagstaff: 123 N. San Francisco Street, Suite 204, Flagstaff; (928) 213-1942
    • Yuma: 2285 S. 4th Avenue, Suite 2E, Yuma; (928) 314-1780
  • Public Defender’s Office:
    • Maricopa County: 620 W. Jackson Street, Suite 4015, Phoenix, AZ 85003; (602) 506-7711
    • Pima County: 32 N. Stone Ave., 4th Fl., Tucson, AZ 85701; (520) 740-5300
    • Pinal County: P.O. Box 2457, Florence, AZ 85232; (520) 866-7199
    • Hopi Public Defender: (928) 738-5231 or (928) 738-5234

Consumer Rights:

  • Better Business Bureau: Phoenix (602) 264-1721; Prescott (928) 772-3410; Sierra Vista (520) 732-9823; Tucson (520) 888-6262; click here
  • Bankruptcy Hotline: (866) 553-0893
  • Arizona Corporation Commission (investment scams): (602) 542-4242; click here
  • Arizona Department of Behavioral Health Services: Bureau of Consumer Rights; (602) 364-4558 click here
  • Arizona State Attorney Generals Office - Consumer Protection and Advocacy - Consumer Infomation and Complaints: (602) 542-5025 Phoenix, (520) 628-6504 Tucson or (800) 352-8431; click here for website
  • National Consumer Law Center - consumer rights advocates - (800) 852-9075click here to get legal assistance

Death Penalty:

Disability Issues:

  • Arizona Center for Disability Law; click here
    - Tucson: 100 N. Stone Ave. Ste. 305, Tucson, AZ 85701; (520) 327-9547 (voice or TTY)
    - Phoenix; 3839 N. Third Street, Ste. 209, Phoenix, AZ 85012; (602) 274-6287 (voice or TTY)
  • Arizona Disability Advocacy Coalition: 5025 E. Washington St. #4327, Phoenix, AZ 85034; (866) 570-9675 (toll free), 602-386-4279 (voice), 602-364-0990 (TTY); for website click here
  • Arizona Disabled American Veterans: 38 West Dunlap Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85021, (602) 678-0333, click here
  • Arizona Bridge to Independent Living (ABIL):  (602) 256-2245; click here
  • Arizona State Attorney General's Office - Civil Rights Division - (602) 542-5025 Phoenix, (520) 628-6504 Tucson or (800) 352-8431; click here for website
  • Mental Health America-Arizona (MHAAZ):  click here
  • Visions of Hope AZ - Mental Health Information & Referral:  (480) 994-4407 Ext. 10; click here

Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault/Abuse:

  • National Domestic Violence Hotline:  (800) 799-SAFE (7233) or (800) 787-3224 (TTY)
  • Arizona South Asians for Safe Families: ASAFSF, PO Box 2748, Scottsdale, AZ 85252-2748; Helpline (877) SAFE-711,
  • Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse-Su Futuro: (520) 573-3637
  • Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse-Voices Against Violence: (520) 881-7201
  • Arizona Coalition Against Domestic Violence Legal Hotline: (800) 782-6400
  • Adult Protective Services (Division of Arizona Department of Economic Security): (602) 542-0010
  • Southern Arizona Center Against Sexual Assault – Su Voz Vale (Se Habla Español): 24-hour Crisis Line: (520) 327-7273 or (800) 400-1001, (520) 327-1721 (TTY/TDD/SMS) After-hours: (520) 235-3358
  • Arizona Sexual Assault Network 24 hr. Hotline: (866) 205-5229
  • Arizona Coalition Against Domestic Violence:  (602) 279-2900 or (800) 782-6400

Employee Rights:

  • AZ Attorney General's Office - Civil Rights Division: (602) 542-5025 or (602) 542-5002 (TDD) Phoenix, (520) 628-6504 Tucson or (520) 628-6872 (TDD), or (800) 352-8431; click here for website
  • Tucson Office of Equal Opportunity Department: (520) 791-4593 or (520) 791-2639 (TTD); click here
  • City of Phoenix Equal Opportunity Programs: (602) 262-7486 or (602) 534-1557 (TTY); click here
  • Phoenix District EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) Office: 3300 North Central Avenue, Suite 690, Phoenix, AZ 85012-2504; Phone: (602) 640-5000 or (800) 669-4000
    The Phoenix District Office is open Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Please call first to obtain information or schedule an appointment. Click here for website.

Education/Public Schools:

  • Arizona Department of Education: (602) 542-5393 or (800) 352-4558; click here
  • Arizona Public School Dispute/Issue Resolution Process; click here

Ex-Offenders:

  • ACLU of Arizona Felon Rights Restoration: click here. Or find voting rights by state.
  • Department of Justice Reentry Program:  click here
  • Arizona Opportunities Industrialization Center: 39 East Jackson Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85004; (602) 254-5081. click here
  • Arizona Women's Education and Employment: 640 N. 1st Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85003,  (602) 223-4333; click here
  • Community Reintegration Coalition: 3211 East Pinchot Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona 85018; click here
  • Fresh Start: 1008 E. Buckeye Rd., #125, Phoenix AZ 85034 or 7206 N 55th Ave #101, Glendale AZ 85301, (623) 931-2801; click here
  • National H.I.R.E. Network: 225 Varick Street, New York, NY 10014; (212) 243-1313; click here
  • Old Pueblo Community Services, 4501 E. Fifth Street, Tucson, Arizona 85711, (520) 546-0122; click here
  • The Primavera Foundation: 702 South Sixth Avenue, Tucson, Arizona 85701; (520) 623-5111
  • Transitional Employment and Mentoring Services (TEaMS): click here
  • Women in New Recovery: 860 North Center St., Mesa, Arizona 85201; click here

Foreclosures

Freedom of Speech, Press and Association:

Freedom of Religion: Separation of Church and State:

  • Americans United for Separation of Church and State (Phoenix Chapter): (480) 948-1818, click here
  • American Civil Liberties Union: click here

Homelessness:

  • Arizona Coalition to End Homlessness: 2100 N. Central Avenue, Suite 230, Phoenix, AZ 85004, (602) 340-9393; click here
  • Central Arizona Shelter Services: 230 S. 12th Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona 85007, (602) 256-6945; click here
  • Old Pueblo Community Services, 4501 E. Fifth Street, Tucson, Arizona 85711, (520) 546-0122; click here

HIV/AIDS:

  • Lambda Legal: (213) 382-7600; click here
  • ACLU Aids Project: click here
  • AIDS Project Arizona: (602) 253-2437
  • Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS: (602) 307-5330; English click here, Spanish click here
  • Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation: 375 South Euclid Avenue, Tucson, Arizona 85719. (520) 628-7223; click here
  • Tucson Interfaith HIV/AIDS Network: 1011 North Craycroft Road #301, Tucson, Arizona 85711-7301, (520) 299-6647; click here

Immigrant and Migrant Workers' Rights:

  • Immigration Direct - Eligibility Steps to Apply for Deferred Action:  click here
  • Immigration Resource Directory: National Guide of Service Providers (ACLU Immigrants' Rights Project)
  • Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project: P.O. Box 654, 2601 North Highway 79, Florence AZ 85232; (520) 868-0191
  • Chicanos Por La Causa: 312 W. Main Street, P.O. Box 517, Somerton AZ 85350; (928) 627-2042
  • Friendly House Immigration Service: (602) 257-1870; click here
  • ACLU-AZ Immigrant Detention Advocacy Project
  • Arizona Coalition for Migrant Rights: (602) 246-0653; click here
  • ASU Immigration Law and Policy Clinic: (480) 727-9272
  • Immigration Law Clinic, University of Arizona: (520) 626-5232; click here
  • Catholic Social Services of Phoenix: 1825 W. Northern Street, Phoenix, AZ 85021; (602) 997-6105
  • Catholic Social Services (Tucson): 140 W. Speedway, Suite 230, Tucson, AZ 85705, Voice/TTY (520) 623-0344 or (800) 234-0344
  • Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest (Phoenix): 2020 W. Indian School Rd, Suite E-26, Phoenix, AZ; (602) 248-4400
  • Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest (Tucson): 710 E. Speedway Blvd., Tucson, AZ; (520) 623-4555
  • American Beginnings: 2215 S 8th Avenue, Yuma, AZ 85364-6307, (928) 783-5794
  • Border Action Network: click here; (520) 623-4944
  • Coalición de Derechos Humanos: 631 S. 6th Avenue, Tucson AZ, (520) 770-1373, click here
  • Global Family Legal Services: (928) 282-2590
  • International Rescue Committee (Phoenix): (602) 433-2440
  • International Rescue Committee (Tucson): (520) 319-2128
  • Alianza Braceroproa: (520) 398-6174
  • Farmworker Program: (602) 258-3434 or (800) 852-9075

Islamic Rights:

Landlord/Tenant/HOA Rights:

Legal Aid:

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered Persons:

  • ACLU LGBT Project: click here
  • National LGBT Bar Association: click here
  • Lambda Legal: (213) 382-7600 ; click here
  • Equality Arizona: (602) 650-0900 ; click here
  • Wingspan: Anti-violence 24 Hour Crisis Line, (520) 624-0348 or (800) 553-9387 click here
  • GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network)

Medical Care Issues

  • Arizona Medical Board:  (480) 551-2700 or (877) 255-2212; click here for complaint info
  • US Department of Health and Human Services-Office of Civil Rights: click here;
    Region IX Office in San Francisco: (415) 437-8310

Medical Record Rights:

  • Medical Record Rights in Arizona - Guide:  click here
  • Arizona Medical Record Access Laws/Arizona:  click here
  • Mental Health Treatment Records:  click here
  • The HIPAA Privacy Rule treats most mental health treatment records like other medical records. However, psychotherapy notes (as defined by the HIPAA Privacy Rule) are treated differently. You can read about how these notes are treated in the Summary of the Privacy Rule written by the Office for Civil Rights, HHS at: click here
  • Alcohol and Drug Treatment Records:  Records related to alcohol and drug treatment may be subject to other privacy rules. You can get more information about these records at:  click here

Military and Veteran Rights:

  • Arizona State Veteran’s Benefits: click here
  • American Bar Association's Military Pro Bono Project: click here
  • Arizona Department of Veterans Services: 602-255-3373; click here
  • GI Rights Hotline: (877) 447-4487, click here
  • Service Members Legal Defense Network: (202) 328-3244 or (202) 328-FAIR; click here

Native American Legal Services:

Open Records: Federal Government:

  • The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA): click here

Open Records: State and Local Government:

Police or other Arizona Law Enforcement Brutality and Misconduct:

Poverty and Welfare Rights:

Prisoners' Rights:

  • ACLU National Prisoners’ Rights Project: click here
  • ACLU Capital Punishment Project: click here
  • Arizona Prison Watch: click here
  • The Jailhouse Lawyer’s Handbook: click here
  • Prison Activist Resource Center: click here
  • Legal Services for Prisoners with Children: click here
  • Middle Ground Prison Reform, Inc.: 139 East Encanto Drive, Tempe, Arizona 85281, (480) 966-8116, click here

Privacy:

Public Interest Law:

  • Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest: click here

Reproductive Freedom:

  • NARAL Pro-Choice Arizona: (602) 258-4091; click here
  • Planned Parenthood Arizona: (602) 277-7526 (Phoenix administrative offices) or (800) 230-7526 (health centers); click here
  • ACLU Reproductive Freedom Project: click here

Senior Citizens:

  • Arizona Adult Protective Services (Division of Arizona Department of Economic Security): (602) 542-0010 or (877) 815-8390 TDD.
  • Arizona Senior Citizens Law Project: (602) 252-6710
  • Arizona Foundation for Legal Services and Education’s Law for Seniors program: click here
  • DES Aging and Adult Program: (602) 542-4446
  • Scottsdale Civic Center Senior Center (20-30 minutes free legal consultations with a lawyer): (480) 312-7702
  • Attorney General’s Office of Consumer Fraud and Exploitation of Elders: 602-542-2124
  • Alliance for Retired Americans, Tucson Chapter: (520) 624-7771 or (520) 270-5746; click here
  • Area Agency on Aging: 1366 E. Thomas Rd., Suite 108, Phoenix AZ, 85014, (602) 264-2255; click here
  • National Society for American Indian Elderly: 200 E Fillmore St., Ste 151, Phoenix, AZ 85004, 602-424-0542 x111 or (888) 783-7500
  • Senior Law Hotline: 1-800-231-5441
  • Social Security Fraud Hotline: 1-800-269-0271
  • Pima Council on Aging Legal Clinic: (520) 790-7262

Victims' Rights:

Voting Rights and Elections:

Voting Rights Restoration for Former Felons:

  • ACLU-AZ Felon Rights Restoration: Click here to learn more.
  • National Conference of State Legislatures’ Voting Rights Restoration Process by State: click here
  • Middle Ground Prison Reform Inc.: 139 East Encanto Drive, Tempe, Arizona 85281, (480)966-8116; click here
  • NAACP of Maricopa County – Legal Redress: P.O. Box 20883, Phoenix, AZ 85036 (602) 252-4064; click here
  • American Friends Service Committee: 103 N Park Avenue, Suite 111, Tucson, AZ 85719, 520.623.9141; click here
  • Primavera Foundation: 702 South Sixth Avenue, Tucson, Arizona 85701, 520.623.5111; click here
  • University of Arizona Restoration of Civil Rights Clinic: (520) 621-1975 or (520) 624-8886

Women's Rights:

Youth and Students' Rights: