You can contact the Title VI National Origin Discrimination Bilingual Hotline at (888) 848-5306.
California LEP Resources
- Language Access to the Courts in California – A Legal Advocate’s Manual (November 2006) – 53-page handbook with suggestions for policy advocacy, administrative and legal strategies to help LEP low-income persons gain access to the courts; written by and for California legal services and public interest advocates. (Caveat: 2.7 MB PDF download, so be patient!)
- LEP Policies and Procedures – Yolo County Housing Authority
- All County Letter 06-20 (June 30, 2006) – CDSS directive regarding County requirements to provide interpretive services, going over general obligations as well as specific information regarding the relation between the County’s interpretation obligation and usage of self-provided interpreters. See also, LSNC summary of ACL 06-20.
- Dymally Alatorre Bilingual Services Act – California Government Code §§ 7290 – 7299.8 @ California Legislative Counsel
- California Government Code §§ 11135 – 11139.7 @ California Legislative Counsel – California’s counterpart to the Title VI prohibition of discrimination, including national origin discrimination (which includes language-based discrimination) by state agencies.
- California Speaks: Language Diversity and English Proficiency by Legislative District (February 2006) @ Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC)
- Language Barriers to Justice in California (2005) @ California State Bar – report by the California Commission on Access to Justice.
- Provision for Services to Applicants and Recipients Who Are Non-English Speaking or Who Have Disabilities – see Manual of Policies and Procedures (MPP) 21-115.
Federal LEP Resources
- Limited English Proficiency (LEP) – federal interagency website.
- Executive Order 13166 – ground zero on federal government initiatives on LEP issues, this is the U.S. Department of Justice threshold authorization on “Improving Access to Persons with Limited English Proficiency,” governing all entities receiving financial assistance under the Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
- U.S. Department of Justice LEP Regulatory Guidance @ 67 Federal Register 41455-41472 (June 18, 2002) – federal regs applicable to all federal agencies; advocates should be sure to check for specific federal agencies guidance.
- Settlement in Asociación de Trabajadores Fronterizos (January 2006) (caveat: download is a 2.5 MB file) – U.S. Department of Justice settlement agreeing that the Trade Adjustment Assistance program must offer bilingual job technical skills training programs.
- CMS Strategic Language Access Plan – FY 2010 Outcome Report (2010) @ Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
- HUD Limited English Proficiency Resources
- HUD Final Guidance on Limited English Proficiency (LEP)
- HUD Frequently Asked Questions about the Final LEP Guidance
- HUD materials for Limited English Proficient households – includes recertification notices, resident rights and responsibilities brochure, certification of domestic violence, and FAQ on the Housing Choice Voucher program
- Legal Services Corporation LEP Guidance (December 6, 2004)
- Social Security Administration LEP Directives:
- For Persons with Limited English Proficiency – SSA plan for providing access to benefits and services for those LEP clients.
- Special Interviewing Situations: Limited English Proficiency (LEP) or Language Assistance Required (POMS)
- SSA LEP Policy Resources @ Empire Justice Center
- National Origin Discrimination Complaint Forms in English and Spanish
- I Speak Cards – translations of the phrase “Mark this box if you read or speak….” in 30+ langugages.
- Página Prinicpal en FirstGov en Español