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Legal Redress


Since 1909, the NAACP has maintained a legendary legacy for fighting legal battles to win social justice for all Americans — many of the most significant of which were fought and won under the leadership of Charles Hamilton Houston and his student and protégée, Thurgood Marshall. Marshall went on to make even more history, serving as the 96th justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from October 1967 until October 1991 as its first African-American justice.

Learn more about the history of NAACP Legal.


The Legal Redress Committee is responsible for responding to reported incidents submitted to the Branch. The committee assists area residents in obtaining relief for discriminatory acts.  The committee is comprised of volunteers who evaluate each complaint about evidence of racial, employment, education, and housing discrimination. The committee does not provide legal advice or legal representation. 

Please complete the complaint form with as much information as possible and the result desired.  We attempt to respond in a timely manner.  Please note that our services are contingent upon the availability of volunteers and may not be immediately accessible. 

  • If you need immediate legal assistance, please contact an attorney. The branch does not retain or provide lawyers.

  • Our branch includes in its jurisdiction, the area of Northwestern California, with the California-Oregon border to its north, Weaverville to the east, the Humboldt-Mendocino County lines on the south, and the Pacific Ocean to the west.  

  • If you have an issue outside of the Northcoast area, please contact your local branch:


Click on the following link below to fill out an intake form regarding an incident. Remit forms to: OR


ATTN: Legal Redress Committee

PO Box 1434

Eureka, CA 95502

The NAACP may provide legal information to concerned citizens, but does not provide legal advice. For legal advice, please consult a local attorney.

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