About Legal Redress
As a social justice organization, the NAACP combats bias based on race, color, religion, ethnicity, point of national origin, immigration status, gender, gender identification, age, or sexual preference.
The local legal redress committee exists to help people who feel they have experienced bias in the community, whether it be with law enforcement, the justice system, bias in the workplace or with housing, or with the education system, to name a few. While we cannot offer legal advice, we are often able to point people to appropriate resources in the community based on the situation, or to help them to understand options (such as filing a BOLI complaint, for example, or help in locating an attorney.) Sometimes our advocacy for individuals leads us to identify larger institutional issues which we work to bring to bring to the attention of those who can make change happen.
If you’d like to contact the legal redress committee, you can email the chair at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also call and leave a phone message at: 503-877-4045.
While we can sometimes provide a quick referral or suggestion, to get more fully involved, we require a completed complaint form which you can download from the link on this page. If you are able to scan it and email it to the legal redress chair (email@example.com), that is ideal. If you wish to mail it, the address is: P.O. Box 13068, Salem, OR 97309. (If you mail the complaint, you might let us know when you’ve sent it so we can watch the mailbox for it.)
Legal Redress Forms
Mid-Valley Resources (Northwest Human Services) maintains a comprehensive online resource list and have graciously allowed us to link to it for your convenience. Click their logo below to visit their resource list.
Resources for People With Convictions.
The DeMuniz Center offers a variety of services for those with convictions and for recently incarcerated individuals. This includes help with expungement and other legal aid in addition to assistance in transitioning back into society.
The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.
The vision of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure a society in which all individuals have equal rights without discrimination based on race.