NC Office of Indigent Defense Services

  • NC


123 West Main Street
4th Floor
United States

About Us

IDS is the North Carolina state agency that oversees the provision of legal representation to citizens accused of a crime who cannot afford counsel on their own. Having access to legal representation is a constitutional right and is the hallmark of free societies. IDS is at the forefront of indigent defense research and is doing cutting-edge work in our field. We are looking for experienced researchers to work on a nationally recognized innovative project to evaluate indigent defense system performance. The project is the first of its kind and will improve our understanding of how indigent defense and the court system operates and its impact on clients and the community.