Attorney: Steven C. Moore
For more than fifteen years, NARF has provided assistance to Indian Legal Services (ILS) programs across the country through the Indian Law Support Center. The center’s duties include sending regular electronic mailouts nationwide, hosting a national listserv, handling requests for assistance, and working with ILS programs to secure a more stable funding base from Congress.
The Indian Tribal Justice and Legal Assistance Act of 2000 authorized the U.S. Department of Justice to provide supplemental funding to Indian legal services programs for their representation of Indian people and tribes that fall below federal poverty guidelines. After receiving funding in 2003- 2005, funding for the program was unsuccessful in 2006 – 2009. In 2010-2015, funding for the ILS programs has been received from the Bureau of Justice Assistance in the Department of Justice.