No, since individuals are assigned a Public Defender for defense in criminal cases. Additionally, IPAS does not handle cases such as divorces, custody cases, adoption, landlord-tenant, estate planning, criminal matters, mental health commitment defense, tax law, debtor-creditor law, personal injury (other than injuries arising out of abuse or neglect), assistance with obtaining guardianship or criminal cases involving inmates at a correctional facility.
IPAS provides information and referral services to all persons free of charge. We provide direct advocacy services only to individuals with disabilities who have disability rights issues. In order to receive representation, the individual must meet certain basic eligibility requirements set by our funding sources, have a problem that is associated with the disability and that falls within priorities set by the IPAS Commission.