Title VI of the Civil Rights Act requires equal access to courts for all. However, some courts are still finding it challenging to provide access to people with limited English proficiency. The National Latin@ Network of Casa de Esperanza has developed a tool kit to help. In this webinar participants will be informed of the Title VI requirements, help strategize how advocates can work with courts, prosecutors and others to meet the requirements of Title VI. Through this interactive webinar participants will increase their capacity to: improve language access to local courthouse services during legal proceedings, and advocate for increased language access services. Participants will also explore the toolkit and examine their role in helping survivor's access justice.
In this webinar, participants will learn:
- Understand the legal rights to meaningful language access of survivors with limited English proficiency.
- Understand when a court interpreter is required and how and when to advocate for a survivor's rights to adequate interpretation services.
- Understand the importance of cultural relevance in interpretation.