The Pro Bono Work to Empower and Represent Act of 2018 (POWER Act) was passed with the goal of creating and implementing a comprehensive list of pro bono attorneys to provide legal assistance to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Specifically, this bill requires that part of this effort work to increase access to these services for indigenous populations and tribal communities. In order to aid in this process, WomenSpirit Coalition is collecting data regarding the type of legal services your clients or community members require as well as what they are currently able to access. This will not only help to provide more targeted outreach, training assistance and continuing education to attorneys, but also helps WSC understand more broadly the legal needs and intersecting service areas for victims and survivors. The information provided in this survey will be compiled into a comprehensive report and shared with the Tribal/State/Federal Court Collaborative Working Group, so please do not provide contact information or personally identifying information. Participation in this project is entirely voluntary.  

  • This survey is intended to gather information regarding access to pro bono legal aid in indigenous communities
  • Eligible participants are limited to: Professionals whoserve indigenous DV/SA clients in any capacity; indigneous victims/survivors; ¬†community members or community advocates
  • The information provided in these responses will help target outreach efforts and develop appropriate training programs for attorneys
  • Please do not provide your name, address or other contact information on this survey
If you have any questions, you may contact Annie Forsman-Adams (aforsman@womenspirit.net) for assistance