Enhancing Court Access
Enhancing court access to survivors from diverse communities
This toolkit provides resources for judges, court administrators, advocates, and law enforcement professionals who are striving to make systems more accessible for survivors with intersectional identities or individuals with limited English proficiency (LEP). The tabs at the top link to:
- Tools for judges, advocates and law enforcement professionals seeking to increase language accessibility in the courts and glossaries of domestic violence legal terms in English and Chuukese.
- Resources on cultural responsiveness and trauma-informed courts such as federal law and guidance, webinar trainings, and journal articles.
- Case studies and promising practices to help shape your efforts toward building a more racially just and technologically savvy court system.
This project was supported by Grant No. 2015-TA-AX-K007 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.
Trainings offered by Esperanza United
Esperanza United has a team of experts that can provide training on a variety of topics that are relevant to cultural responsiveness in the courts. These topics include ensuring quality interpreters and translators, providing guidance to judges or law enforcement agencies that concurs with the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), and creating language accessibility for Limited English Proficient (LEP) survivors. Please contact us for more information by emailing us at: firstname.lastname@example.org