CJCC is committed to expanding language access to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, child abuse, and elder abuse. Special conditions of subgrants awarded by CJCC require subgrantees to take reasonable steps to provide meaningful access to their programs and activities for persons with limited English proficiency; those steps may include providing language assistance services, such as oral language assistance and written translation. Subgrantees must outline their policies and procedures for serving limited English proficient individuals in a written Language Access Plan.
To support subgrantees in their provision of language access, CJCC partnered with Leo Martinez of Esperanza United (formerly Casa de Esperanza) to provide a 3-part training in July 2021. The training recordings and accompanying handouts and resources are listed below. Note: You may not reproduce or publish without consent from [email protected].
Part 1 of the Language Access Plan Training Series covers the basics of language access for victims who are Limited English Proficient (LEP) or Deaf and Hard of Hearing and how language access is part of providing trauma-informed services to victims of crime. An overview of the ethical and legal obligations to provide language access is provided, as well as an overview of the consequences of the lack of language access.
Part 2 of the Language Access Plan Training Series covers the step-by-step process of developing a comprehensive language access plan for victims who are Limited English Proficient (LEP) or Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
Georgia Commission on Interpreters
Part 3 of the Language Access Plan Training Series covers how to provide language access to victims of crime who are Limited English Proficient (LEP) or Dear or Hard of Hearing.