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.
What is language justice, what are tips for lawyers to practice it, and why is this especially important during the COVID-19 pandemic? This article answers these commonly asked questions and more.
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
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.
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.