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Seeking Justice

We’re seeking justice for the most vulnerable people in society.

The SPLC stands up for the powerless, the exploited and other victims of discrimination and hate.

For more than four decades, we’ve won landmark cases that brought systemic reforms in the Deep South.

We’ve toppled remnants of Jim Crow segregation and destroyed violent white supremacist groups. We’ve shattered barriers to equality for women, vulnerable children, the LGBT community and the disabled. We’ve protected migrant workers and immigrants from abuse, ensured the humane treatment of prisoners, reformed juvenile justice practices, and more.

Today, with a staff of more than 100 lawyers and advocates, we’re focused on impact litigation in these practice areas: Children’s RightsEconomic JusticeImmigrant JusticeLGBTQ Rights, Voting Rights, and Criminal Justice Reform.

See all our active cases.

Timeline of Landmark Cases