Defending Parents,
Keeping Families Together

We provide and promote high quality legal representation for parents affected by the child welfare system (DSS).

Recent News

IDS to offer free MH CLE on Secondary Traumatic Stress; Preregistration is open!

Carla Huff, IDS Recruitment and Training Coordinator, is offering several opportunities for some important training that may benefit those who do indigent defense work. The webinars are open to public defenders, private attorneys who do indigent public defense work, and their staff. Don’t miss your chance to attend one of her “Secondary Traumatic Stress” webinars! […]

Legislators want NC to stop making parents pay to avoid losing their kids

By WUNC State lawmakers want to make it easier for parents to regain custody of their kids from foster care. A recent NPR report found that North Carolina is one of only 12 states where parents can permanently lose their kids because they didn’t pay child support to the foster care system. The story featured a […]