LSC Chairman Announces Two New Members to Fiscal Task Force

October 21, 2010

October 21, 2010


Washington, DC -- John G. Levi, Chairman of the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) Board of  Directors, has announced the addition of two members to the Special Task Force on Fiscal Oversight established by the Board to review LSC's fiscal oversight responsibilities.

The two new task force members are David H. Hoffman, a former Inspector General for the City of Chicago, and Alan Jenkins, Executive Director of  The Opportunity Agenda. Their appointments were announced at the Board's quarterly meeting in Louisville, Kentucky, on October 19.

"We greatly appreciate David and Alan's willingness to volunteer for the fiscal oversight task force, which is now complete," Chairman Levi said. "We look forward to the task force's report on LSC's fiscal oversight responsibilities and how LSC conducts fiscal oversight of its grantees."

The co-chairs of the task force are Robert J. Grey Jr., a member of the Board and a former president of the American Bar Association, and Victor B. Maddox, a Board member and former counsel with the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee.

As Inspector General in Chicago, David Hoffman conducted investigations and audits involving most aspects of the city government. He is a former federal prosecutor in Chicago, where he was appointed by U.S. Attorney Patrick J. Fitzgerald to lead a newly created unit to supervise federal gang investigations. Mr. Hoffman also served on the Illinois Reform Commission. A graduate of the University of Chicago Law School, he served as a law clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist.

Before joining The Opportunity Agenda, Alan Jenkins was Director of Human Rights at the Ford Foundation, managing more than $50 million in annual grant making. He also has served as Assistant to the Solicitor General at the U.S. Department of Justice. A graduate of the Harvard Law School, he served as a law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Harry A. Blackmun.

Established in 1974, LSC is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation that receives an annual appropriation from Congress to promote equal access to justice and to provide for high-quality civil legal assistance to low-income individuals and families. About 95 percent of the appropriation is distributed as grants to 136 independent nonprofit legal aid programs across the country.

Legal Services Corporation (LSC) is an independent nonprofit established by Congress in 1974 to provide financial support for civil legal aid to low-income Americans. The Corporation currently provides funding to 133 independent nonprofit legal aid programs in every state, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories.