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Language Access in State Courts

Date: 
09/15/2016
Author: 
Justice Department

This publication provides an overview of the importance of legal requirements for, and accomplishments in, providing language access services in state courts across the country.                                                                                   

The report – published by the Civil Rights Division’s Federal Coordination and Compliance Section – covers several key areas related to language access in state courts, including:

  • Court services and programs;
  • Criminal court proceedings;
  • Civil court proceedings;
  • Limited English Proficient (LEP) witnesses, victims, and others;
  • No-cost language services; and
  • Qualification and training of interpreters.

The publication also provides different sets of resources, including examples of the Justice Department’s enforcement and technical assistance work along with other materials.

 


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