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Department of Justice LEP Guidance for Recipients and Agencies

Department of Justice LEP Guidance for Recipients and Agencies
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LEP Guidance for DOJ Recipients

2002 LEP Guidance for DOJ Recipients - June 18, 2002

2000 LEP Guidance for DOJ Recipients - August 16, 2000

LEP Enforcement and Compliance Activities

Language Access Guidance Materials

Common Language Access Questions, Technical Assistance, and Guidance for Federally Conducted and Federally Assisted Programs- August 15, 2011

Language Access Assessment and Planning Tool for Federally Conducted and Federally Assisted Programs- May 9, 2011

Letter from Assistant Attorney General R. Alexander Acosta to recipients of federal financial assistance regarding LEP materials - June 10, 2005

Executive Order 13166 Limited English Proficiency Resource Document: Tips and Tools from the Field - September 21, 2004

State Courts

Language Access Guidance Letter to State Courts from Assistant Attorney General Thomas E. Perez - August 16, 2010

Letter from Coordination and Review Section Chief Merrily Friedlander to Indiana Courts - Coordination and Review Section - February 4, 2009

Letter from Assistant Attorney General Acosta to state court administrators with information about new LEP materials - April 22, 2005

Letter from Deputy Assistant Attorney General Loretta King to state court administrators regarding LEP Guidance - December 1, 2003

Letter from Assistant Attorney General Ralph Boyd to Massachusetts Administrative Office of the Trial Courts concerning funding for court interpreters - April 12, 2002

Corrections

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 (PDF) – December 2012

Memorandum signed by the Director of Adult Institutions, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, to implement department-wide language assistance procedures - June 15, 2009

Notification to 30 California Department of Corrections Adult Institutions of new language assistance procedures, bilingual staff at each location, translated materials available - June 15, 2009

Letter from Deputy Assistant Attorney General Loretta King to State Departments of Corrections- July 15, 2008

Planning Tool for Creating a Language Assistance Policy and Plan in a Department of Corrections- Federal Coordination and Compliance Section

Police and Sheriff's Departments

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 (PDF) – December 12, 2012

Memorandum of Understanding between the United States of America and the Palm Beach County Florida Sheriff's Department - May 11, 2010

Memorandum of Agreement between USA and Lake Worth, FL Police Department - March 13, 2007

Lost in Translation: Limited English Proficient Populations and the Police by Bharathi A. Venkatraman, Attorney, Civil Rights Division, Federal Coordination and Compliance Section, April 2006.

Planning Tool: Considerations for Creation of a Language Assistance Policy and Implementation Plan for Addressing Limited English Proficiency in a Law Enforcement Agency- Federal Coordination and Compliance Section

Guidance to State and Local Government

Letter from Acting Assistant Attorney General Loretta King to Oklahoma Attorney General advising that proposed English-only constitutional amendment might violate Title VI - April 14, 2009

Prepared Remarks of Acting Assistant Attorney General Grace Chung Becker at the Hawaii Conference on Language Access - March 28, 2008

Letter from Assistant Attorney General Ralph Boyd to Georgia Attorney General - July 11, 2002

Guidance for Federal Agencies

Memorandum to Federal Agencies from Attorney General Eric Holder Reaffirming the Mandates of Executive Order 13166 - February 17, 2011 (EO 13166 Resource Page)

Enforcement of Nondiscrimination Laws in Programs and Activities that Receive American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Funding Memorandum from Attorney General Eric Holder– September 27, 2010

Memorandum from Acting Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Loretta King re: Strengthening of Enforcement of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 - July 10, 2009

Prepared Remarks of Acting Assistant Attorney General Loretta King to the Federal Interagency Working Group on Limited English Proficiency - April 20, 2009

2008 Federal Interagency Conference on Limited English Proficiency Bethesda, Maryland, September 3, 2008

2007 Federal Interagency Conference on Limited English Proficiency Bethesda, Maryland, March 15-16, 2007

Letter from Assistant Attorney General Kim to federal agencies regarding nondiscrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin: hurricane-related issues - December 12, 2005

 
   
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