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.
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.
Resource Guide for Advocates & Attorneys on Interpretation Services for Domestic Violence Victims, 2016
Information, tips, tools, and resources for ensuring language access in service agencies.
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
Problems that may arise when using an interpreter, and tips on what should be done.
Tips on ensuring accurate interpretation and confidentiality while avoiding conflicts of interest.