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“Through our dedicated attorneys and supporters, we defend the rights of countless individuals, families and churches… without charge.”

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Pacific Justice Institute is a non-profit 501(c)(3) legal defense organization specializing in the defense of religious freedom, parental rights, and other civil liberties. Pacific Justice Institute works diligently, without charge, to provide its clients with all the legal support they need.

What Makes Pacific Justice Institute Unique?

• We handle more case matters defending faith and family on the West Coast than any other organization of our kind!

• We have tremendous leverage in our litigation budget with eleven offices throughout California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Colorado, New York, Mississippi, Texas, and Florida and the largest Affiliate Attorney Network on the West Coast – hundreds nationwide!

• Our goal is to make sure everyone gets help!

• We get involved in areas of law not typically handled by others!

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Brad Dacus appeared on the One America News Network’s Tipping Point show with Liz Wheeler to discuss the Sexxx Ed Documentary that Pacific Justice Institute produced to equip parents to protect their kids from public school sexualization.

Brad Dacus appears as a guest on the Mike Huckabee Show to discuss the government’s growing intolerance towards religious people in America and how Pacific Justice Institute is fighting back.

A Christian Boarding School was unjustly raided by government officials in early 2019. Instead of apologizing and leaving the school alone, California filed a lawsuit against the school and is now charging them $200 a day for being an “unlicensed group home.” A group home license would force the school to abandon biblical principles.

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A group of Christians in Solera at Kern Canyon, a retirement community in Bakersfield, California, were discriminated against when the home owners association (HOA) banned them from meeting for morning worship at the clubhouse based on a threat by an Atheist.


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Sibusiso, a middle school student in Washington state, was booted twice from class for speaking up about his Christian beliefs.

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Artis, an 84-year old widow and U.S. veteran, was threatened by CalVet officials to be banned for refusing to stop leading her longtime Bible study.

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After her kindergarten daughter was shown what transgender identity was by Rocklin Academy teacher, Kaelin Swaney, this parent spoke out about the impact the demonstration had on her child and how Rocklin Academy Gateway responded poorly to parental concerns.


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      P.O. Box 276600
      Sacramento, CA 95827-6600

      Phone: (916) 857-6900  - Fax: (916) 857-6902  - Email:
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      P.O. Box 11630
      Santa Ana, CA 92711

      Phone: (714) 796-7150
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      San Jose, CA

      Phone: (510) 834-7273
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      P.O. Box 5229
      Salem, OR 97304

      Phone: (503) 917-4409
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      P.O. Box 48011
      Seattle, WA 98148

      Phone: (206) 257-3239