2019 Legal Needs Assessment -- Individual Survey
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    About You

    Are you enrolled in a tribe?

  • If Yes, which one? 

    Name of tribe
  • If No, which tribe(s) or band(s) are you affiliated with, if any?

  • Is your tribe federally recognized?
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    What county do you live in?

  • Please select your age range from the following:
  • Select highest level of education obtained:
  • Do you have regular access to internet services?
  • Select the number of adults, including yourself, living in your household:
  • Select the number of children (under 18) living in your household:
  • Are you or any member of your household a Veteran?
  • Are you or any member of your household disabled?
  • What is your combined annual income from all sources and all adults living in the home:

  • About Your Needs

    Please answer the following questions if you, a friend, family member or someone in your tribal community has needed legal help.

  • Have you or someone you know ever had any legal problems involving Indian Trust lands as described below (check all that apply):

  • Have you or someone you know ever had any legal problems regarding Tribal/BIA Benefits as described below (check all that apply):

  • Have you or someone you know ever experienced any legal issues regarding your Individual Indian Rights as described below (check all that apply):

  • Have you or someone you know ever experienced any legal issues in the area of Indian Child Welfare as described below (check all that apply):

  • Have you or someone you know ever been faced with an Indian-specific taxation issue as described below (check all that apply):

  • CILS operates a Native American Domestic Violence program out of its Escondido office serving individuals in San Diego, San Bernanrdino and Riverside counties. The following questions are seeking responses from persons who have or know someone that has needed legal assistance for DV or related domestic law matters.

  • Have you or someone you know experienced domestic violence that caused you or someone you know to have legal issues in Tribal and/or State Court/s as described below (check all that apply):


  • Have you or someone you know experienced sexual assault that caused you or someone you know to have legal issues as described below (check all that apply):

  • Have you or someone you know experienced stalking that caused you or someone you know to have legal issues as described below (check all that apply):

  • Have you or someone you know experienced sex trafficking that caused you or someone you know to have legal issues as described below (check all that apply):

  • What do you perceive as the biggest Indian-specific legal issue facing the Native American community in California today? This may include an issue or issues that you yourself have not personally been subject to but are legal issues that others in the community need legal assistance with (expungement of criminal record to gain employment, need for a tribal court or tribal law enforcement, more or decent housing, etc.).

  • CILS Services

    Rank the following services in order of importance (1 being most important and 7 being least important):

  • Community Education Events related to Indian law issues.
    Most Important
    Least Important
  • Creation of self-help or education materials on Indian law subjects.
    Most Important
    Least Important
  • Representation of Individuals in Indian law related cases.

    Most Important
    Least Important
  • Referrals for Individuals with non-Indian law related problems.

    Most important
    Least Important
  • Participation in state wide workgroups on Indian law issues.

    Most Important
    Least Important
  • Assistance to tribal governments.

    Most Important
    Least Important
  • Assistance to organizations that primarily serve the Native American population.

    Most Important
    Least Important
  • Domestic Violence

    Rank the following domestic law areas in order of importance to the Native American community in California today (1 being most important and 5 being least important):

  • Assistance with Family Law issues when there has been domestic violence

    Most Important
    Least Important
  • Assistance with safety planning and other types of legal advocacy when there has been domestic violence

    Most Important
    Least Important
  • Assistance with legal issues when there has been sexual assault

    Most Important
    Least Important
  • Assistance with safety planning and other types of legal advocacy when there has been sexual assault

    Most Important
    Least Important
  • Assistance with legal issues when there has been stalking

    Most Important
    Least Important
  • Assistance with safety planning and other types of legal advocacy when there has been stalking

    Most Important
    Least Important
  • Assistance with legal issues when there has been sex trafficking

    Most Important
    Least Important
  • Assistance with safety planning and other types of legal advocacy when there has been sex trafficking

    Most Important
    Least Important
  • Indian Law

    Rank the following Substantive areas of Indian law in order of importance to the Native American community in California today (1 being most important and 5 being least important):

  • Indian Trust Lands

    Most Important
    Least Important
  • Tribal/BIA Benefits

    Most Important
    Least Important
  • Individual Indian Rights

    Most Important
    Least Important
  • Indian Child Welfare 

    Most Important
    Least Important
  • Indian-specific Taxation Issues

    Most Important
    Least Important
  • Suggestions, additional thoughts:

That's all, folks!

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