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Resource Guide for Advocates & Attorneys on Interpretation Services for Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Trafficking Victims

General Material
Training Tools
Published Date
January, 2016

"All survivors and victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, or trafficking navigate complex legal systems – those with limited English proficiency and those who are deaf or hard of hearing face additional challenges. Language access policies that implement the provision of spoken and sign language interpretation by professional, culturally competent interpreters are critical to ensuring equal access to safety and justice."

These guidelines from the Interpretation Technical Assistance and Resource Center focus on court interpretation for domestic violence, sexual assault, or trafficking victims with limited English proficiency. "This national project is an opportunity to build effective systems through collaboration and political will, identify and address problems early on, and be guided by clear strategies." This guide informs how advocacy, interpretation, and language access can be integrated.