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Language Access

Success of the Department’s mission depends on accurate communication with members of the public, regardless of their level of English proficiency.  On April 5, 2012, the Attorney General announced revised policies to ensure that Department staff take reasonable steps to provide limited English proficient (LEP) persons with meaningful access to Department programs and activities.

Please let us know if you have trouble understanding English or need help communicating with the Department of Justice.  Ask for an interpreter or if translated material is available when you contact us.  If you can, please tell us your language or dialect.

For more information about how the Department plans to overcome language barriers and comply with Executive Order 13166, please see the Departmental Language Access Plan and additional Agency Language Access Plans.  We welcome public comment to help us ensure that our policies are applied consistently within and across the Department.  If you would like to provide us feedback or suggestions to the Departmental Language Access Plan, please send an email to  Feedback will help us establish better protocols and procedures as we continue to implement the Departmental Language Access Plan.

Component Language Access Plans

Access to Justice (PDF)

Civil Division

Civil Rights Division

Community Oriented Policing Services

Community Relations Service (PDF)

Environment and Natural Resources Division (PDF)

Executive Office for Immigration Review (PDF)

Executive Office for United States Trustees

Justice Management Division (PDF)

Office of Justice Programs 

Office of the Pardon Attorney (PDF)

Office on Violence Against Women (PDF)

Availability of Language Assistance Services

توافر خدمات المساعدة اللغوية (Arabic)

语言协助服务现成可用 (Simplified Chinese)

語言協助服務现成可用 (Traditional Chinese)

Magagamit na Mga Paglilingkod Ukol sa Tulong na Pangwikain (Filipino)

Disponibilité de services d’aide linguistique (French)

Sèvis Èd pou Lang ki Disponib (Haitian Creole)

언어 지원 서비스  이용 (Korean)

Disponibilidade de Serviços de Assistência Linguística (Portuguese)

Переводческие услуги и наличие информации на иностранных языках (Russian)

Disponibilidad de servicios de asistencia lingüística (Spanish)

Sự Sẵn Sàng Của Dịch Vụ Hỗ Trợ Ngôn Ngữ (Vietnamese)


Updated November 30, 2022