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Rhode Island Judiciary


On April 9, 2014, the Department of Justice signed a voluntary resolution agreement (agreement) with the Rhode Island Judiciary (RIJ) that resolved a review of a complaint, filed under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), that alleged RIJ failed to provide interpreters and other language assistance services to limited English proficient (LEP) individuals. In the agreement, the Department approved the April 2014 RIJ language access plan (LAP) which outlined the efforts to be undertaken in order to ensure comprehensive language assistance throughout the court system as mandated by Executive Order 2012-05. In a letter dated April 21, 2026, the Department informed RIJ that it had fulfilled the terms of the April 2014 agreement and the matter will be closed.

Case Name
Rhode Island Judiciary
  • Title VI
  • Limited English Proficient (LEP)
  • State Court
  • Language Access
Updated October 25, 2022