June 11, 2015
Georgia Awarded National Grant to Improve Court Interpreter Services
The Georgia Supreme Court Commission on Interpreters has received a $15,000 technical assistance grant to develop a model protocol that will help state courts meet their obligations to provide interpreters and other language services. Funding for this project was made available by the National Center for State Courts (NCSC) as part of a larger national initiative supported by the State Justice Institute (SJI). SJI was established by federal law in 1984 to award grants to improve the quality of justice in state courts and to foster innovative, efficient solutions to common issues faced by all courts.
March 26, 2015
Eliminating Barriers to Justice II: Why and How to Ensure Language Access for Limited English Proficient and Deaf/Hard of Hearing Litigants
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
DOJ releases video of their Language Access event held February 24, 2014: Providing Language Access in the Courts: Working Together to Ensure Equal Justice.
During the event, the Justice Department provided the Language Access Planning and Technical Assistance Tool for Courts, as well as additional resources designed to aid courts in self-assessing their language access services. Links to the video, planning tool, and other resources are provided below.
Providing Language Access in the Courts:Working Together to Ensure Equal Justice, Helpful Resources Guide (Feb 2014)
May 8, 2014
New Family Violence Form: Motion/Order to petition for the appointment of an interpreter at no cost, for DV victims with limited English proficiency: The forms were created pursuant to the Family Violence Act, O.C.G.A. §§ 19-13-1 et seq. To view the forms, please click here: Petition for the Appointment of an Interpreter at No Cost. The forms are also accessible via the Forms tab on the Commission’s homepage.