New Jersey Judiciary
On April 7, 2014, the Department of Justice sent the New Jersey Administrative Office of the Courts (NJAOC) a letter agreement confirming that the Department was closing a review based on allegations that the Monmouth and Mercer Vicinages had failed to provide appropriate language assistance services on the basis of national origin in violation of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI). Based on the April 2014 letter agreement, the Department raised additional Title VI concerns with the NJAOC. In response, the NJAOC issued Directive #01-17 on January 10, 2017. This Directive included a Language Access Plan that consolidated all of the New Jersey Judiciary's existing language access standards and policies and set out how to provide and improve language access services for all court users in proceedings, programs, and services.