This Language Access Policy Template can be used and adapted to create language access plans for domestic violence agencies serving victims with language access needs. This template was originally created as part of the Resource Guide for Advocates & Attorneys on Interpretation Services for Domestic Violence Victims.  

Related Resources

Language Justice in Legal Services, 2019

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.

Survivors with Limited English Proficiency: Barriers to Access

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.

API-GBV, Interpretation Technical Assistance & Resource Center 2016
This template is based on the Department of Justice’s Language Access plan. The original document can be found here.
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