Sixteen years ago, Congress created the position of Inspector General for the Legal Services Corporation. There are now fifty-seven offices of inspectors general who carry out the statutory responsibilities set forth in the Inspector General Act to ensure the integrity, efficiency and effectiveness of the programs and operations of federally-funded agencies, including the Legal Services Corporation. I am proud that the Legal Services Corporation Board of Directors has selected me as their Inspector General effective September 1, 2004. As I start my duties, I look forward to working for the Legal Services Corporation, an organization that has been at the forefront of providing equal access to justice for thirty years. The Legal Services Corporation currently provides funding of $323 million to more than 140 legal aid grantees throughout the United States to provide civil legal assistance in areas such as housing, consumer issues, family law, domestic violence, employment and government benefits to low-income families. The challenge to the Corporation is to do more with fewer real dollars. The goal of my office will be to ad
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