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Contact Information

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My Complaint is Against The Following (optional)

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Details of Complaint

Please provide a brief factual account of the events leading you to file this complaint. Please include dates, places and the names of the people directly involved. What rights do you feel were violated? Did the person or agency that you believe violated your rights offer any explanation for what happened? If so, please briefly describe their explanation. What steps have you taken to complain/appeal/resolve this issue, including filing complaints with other organizations or government entities? Please state clearly and specifically what you would like the ACLU of Montana to do for you and the ultimate resolution you would like to see.

What happened?*

Please provide a brief factual account of the events leading you to file this complaint. Please include dates, places and the names of the people directly involved.

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Does your complaint involve a racial justice component?

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Does your complaint pertain to a detention facility?*

If yes, have you filed any kites or grievances? Please provide details and the response you received.

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Is there anyone that you do not want us to contact?*

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Please state clearly what you would like the ACLU to do for you.*

Please include the ultimate resolution you would like to see.

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Have you filed a complaint with any other agencies?*

If so, please describe and include the dates, case number, case title, court of jurisdiction, judge, opposing counsel, and current status of the case.

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Is the plaintiff a person of color or indigenous?*

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Will the case have a positive systemic impact on communities of color?*

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Is there a possibility this case will harm people of color or other marginalized groups?*

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Witness Information (optional)

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Attorney Information (optional)

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