Christopher Daley: Executive Director

Christopher Daley

Indianapolis, IN – Christopher Daley has been named Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Indiana. Daley, who brings decades of experience in advocacy and law to this position, has played an active role in creating social change across civil liberties issue areas, including advocating for children in Indiana’s foster system, trans rights, and criminal legal reform.

After graduating from the University of California, Berkley School of Law, Daley co-founded and led the Transgender Law Center in California. He also spent time in Washington D.C. where he collaborated with organizations on criminal legal and immigration reform in his role as Deputy Executive Director at Just Detention International. He has spent the last five years traveling across every region of Indiana to advocate for children in Indiana’s foster system as Executive Director of the Indiana Association of Resources and Child Advocacy.

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is the nation's foremost guardian of liberty, defending individual rights and enhancing and preserving liberties that are guaranteed in the U.S. and Indiana Constitutions and civil rights laws. In Indiana, the ACLU was established in 1953 as the Indiana Civil Liberties Union, and the ACLU of Indiana (ACLU-IN) adopted its current name in 2006.

Through advocacy, education, and litigation, the attorneys, advocates, and volunteers work to preserve and promote civil liberties including the freedom of speech, the right to privacy, reproductive freedom, and equal treatment under the law. The ACLU of Indiana stands in defense of the rights of women and minorities, workers, students, immigrants, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people, and others who have seen bias and bigotry threaten the rights afforded to all of us in this country by the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. For more information, visit