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IPI Partners with Idaho Legal Aid Services

Idaho Legal Aid Services’ Indian Law Unit partnered with IPI to conduct a needs assessment of Tribal courts in Idaho to inform expansion of operations and service delivery. The survey was distributed in collaboration with The Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of the Duck Valley Indian Reservation. IPI created and facilitated a survey of those working in the Tribal court systems, providing services to low-income residents, and community members that interact with the courts. The survey was fielded in November and gathered responses from 39 individuals. Respondents were asked to rate their level of concern on a variety of legal issues including healthcare access, housing, employment, and family law. Overall, responses strongly indicated the need for more legal resources for Tribal members and the challenges to accessing resources due to the remoteness of the reservation.