Reducing Language Barriers to Combating Domestic Violence: The Requirements of Title VI

This paper highlights Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which stipulates that no person shall be subjected to discrimination based on race, color, or national origin in any federally funded programs or activities.

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Reducing Language Barriers to Combating Domestic Violence: The Requirements of Title VI by Carolyn Ham of the Battered Women's Justice Project for the Western New York Law Center

This paper highlights Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which stipulates that no person shall be subjected to discrimination based on race, color, or national origin in any federally funded programs or activities. This paper notes immigrant women's language barrier to accessing services for domestic violence. The paper provides guidance to police, prosecutors, courts, corrections centers, and shelter programs for determining their obligations toward immigrant women who experience domestic violence.

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