- Language access rights & laws
- Finding, qualifying & working with interpreters
- Tools & resources
Published by Management Information Exchange Journal
This article positions language justice as a critical
part of effective and inclusive legal services, and introduces a framework for assessing and strengthening practices for servicing individuals who do not communicate in English as their dominant language.
From Language Access to Language Justice: Centering Survivors’ Voices in the Anti-Violence Movement, 2019
A Language Justice approach allows agencies to engage diverse organizations, local communities, stakeholders, and victims/survivors in anti-violence initiatives, placing everyone on equal footing through interpretation, translation, and other strategies for equal communication
Limited English proficiency not only affects survivors’ ability to get help, but also employment, housing, benefits, health and mental health care, and to advocate for social and educational services for their children – factors compounding the vulnerability of, and the discrimination survivors face; more so for those contemplating leaving.
Use this template to create a language access plan for your agency.
Guidelines on developing a language access plan that complies with federal standards.
Tips and resources on finding and screening interpreters.
Serving Individuals Who Are Deaf, Hard of Hearing or Deaf-Blind and Do Not Use American Sign Language, 2015
Tips and resources on ensuring access for victims who have additional language access needs.
Suggestions for working with interpreters to serve victims with limited English proficiency