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District Attorneys 

Alaska State Department of Law Language Access Plan - August 2013

Considerations for Providing Language Access in a Prosecutorial Agency - September 21, 2011

Correctional Facilities 

U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice, Office for Civil Rights, Ends Investigation of the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision's Provision of Language-Access Services - March 3, 2016

Department of Justice and New Jersey Department of Corrections Enter Into Agreement to Improve Language Assistance Services for Limited English Proficient Inmates - October 15, 2014

U.S. Department of Justice Proposed Consent Decree with Orleans Parish Prison Requires Language Assistance Services for Spanish-Speaking LEP Inmates. See pages 34-37 - December, 2012

New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, Directive 4490 - January 6, 2020

Wisconsin Department of Corrections, Administrative Directive # 14-02, Limited English Proficiency (LEP) - April 1, 2014

Probation 

Suffolk County, New York, Probation Department Language Access Plan - June 21, 2019

New York City, Department of Probation, Language Access Plan - August, 2016

Santa Clara, California Probation Department Language Access Plan - January 17, 2013

Law Enforcement

San Francisco Police Department Officer LEP Training Video (YouTube) - February 28, 2014

United States Agrees to Comprehensive Settlement with Suffolk County Police Department to Resolve Investigation of Discriminatory Policing Against Latinos, with "meaningful access to police services for individuals with limited English proficiency (LEP)" - December 3, 2013

Department of Justice Files Title VI Statement of Interest in Case Alleging National Origin Discrimination by NYPD - November 22, 2013

New York Attorney General Schneiderman Secures Agreement Ensuring Full Access to Law Enforcement Services in Middletown - September 20, 2013 (Spanish)

U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona denies Maricopa County and Sheriff Arpaio's Motions to Dismiss, ruling that "longstanding case law, federal regulations and agency interpretation of those regulations hold language-based discrimination constitutes a form of national origin discrimination under Title VI." See pages 6-8 - December 12, 2012

New York City Police Department LEP Compliance Review, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice - February, 2010

Memorandum of Agreement between USA and Lake Worth, FL Police Department, Civil Rights Division, Federal Coordination and Compliance Section, U.S. Department of Justice - March 17, 2007

Memorandum of Agreement between USA and Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, Civil Rights Division, Federal Coordination and Compliance Section, U.S. Department of Justice - May 11, 2010

Memorandum of Agreement between USA and Town of Mattawa Washington and Mattawa Police Department, Civil Rights Division, Federal Coordination and Compliance Section, U.S. Department of Justice - March 18, 2008

What are the pros and cons of giving non-bilingual police officers cards with pictures and bilingual descriptors to help get a description of a fleeing suspect from witnesses and suspects on the scene? Commonly Asked Questions and Answers Regarding Limited English Proficient (LEP) Individuals, Question 13

Fulton County Sheriff's Office Written Directive on Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Guidelines, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice - January, 2008

Knoxville Tennessee Police Department General Order Regarding Limited English Proficiency Assistance Plan, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice - January, 2008

Reno Nevada Police Department's Limited English Proficiency Plan, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice - August, 2006

San Francisco General Order Regarding Language Access Services for Limited English Proficient (LEP) Persons, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice - October, 2007

Modesto California Police Department General Order Regarding Limited English Proficiency Assessment Plan and Service Delivery, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice - September, 2007

Las Vegas Nevada Metropolitan Police Department Procedural Order on Interaction with Persons Who Have Limited English Proficiency (LEP), Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice - 2006

Philadelphia Police Department Limited English Language Proficiency Directive 71 - December, 2005

Lost in Translation: Limited English Proficient Populations and the Police by Bharathi A. Venkatraman, Attorney, Civil Rights Division, Federal Coordination and Compliance Section, U.S. Department of Justice. (Archived) - August, 2006

Overcoming Language Barriers: Solutions for Law Enforcement, Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Program, U.S. Department of Justice and the Vera Institute of Justice

State and Local Laws 

Maryland State Code, Section 10-1103

Hawaii, Language Access Law, Chapter 321C

Washington D.C., Language Access Act of 2004

New York, Executive Order 26: Statewide Language Access Policy - October 6, 2011

Massachusetts, Executive Order No. 478 - January 20, 2007

City of Houston, Texas, Administrative Procedure 2-11 - May 16, 2014

Executive Order INF 14-2 (AEO): Written Language Translation Process, King County, Washington State - October 13, 2010

Executive Order 120 (PDF), Press Release, New York City Mayor's Office - July 22, 2008

Executive Order 9-08: Access to City Programs and Activities for Individuals with Limited English Proficiency, City of Philadelphia - June 9, 2008

Equal Access to Services Ordinance, Chapter 91, City of San Francisco, Summary of Equal Access to Services Ordinance - June 15, 2001