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.
April 21, 2014
The Next Generation Courts Commission has issued its final report “Embracing the Courts of the Future.” The Commission, a partnership between the Supreme Court of Georgia and the State Bar of Georgia, was tasked with envisioning what Georgia courts would be like in 20 years. The final report makes recommendations in the areas of education, program improvement, technology, business processes, and funding for the courts.
The recommended improvements for language access, which appear on pages 38-39 of the report, are:
The press release announcing the report and the report itself are available at the links below.
February 28, 2014
The United States Department of Justice released a Language Access Planning and Technical Assistance Tool for Courts on Friday, February 28, 2014. A link to the document is below, as well as additonal resources provided by the USDOJ.
For additional information on Limited English Proficiency, please visit www.lep.gov