NCSC Issues Call To Action on Language Access

Following its Language Access Summit last year, NCSC has issued its Call to Action on the issue.

The Action Steps identified are:

Step 1: Identifying the Need for Language Assistance

Step 2: Establishing and Maintaining Oversight

Step 3: Implementing Monitoring Procedures

Step 4: Training and Educating Court Staff and Stakeholders

Step 5: Training and Certifying Interpreters

Step 6: Enhancing Collaboration and Information Sharing

Step 7: Utilizing Remote Interpreting Technology

Step 8: Ensuring Compliance with Legal Requirements

Step 9: Exploring Strategies to Obtain Funding

As well as describing these steps, the document includes a number of action example highlights for each step.

Lets hope that attention to this issue will focus in part on the particular problem of the self-represented who face language access barriers, from whom the challenge is surely the greatest.

Those interested in exploring the issues in their states may find the list of Summit attendees, starting on page 49, particularly helpful.

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