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New report offers solutions for police facing language barriers March 27, 2007

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Police agencies serving new immigrant populations can choose from a range of policy options to overcome language barriers, according to a new report just released by the Vera Institute of Justice.

Overcoming Language Barriers: Solutions for Law Enforcement, from Vera’s Center on Immigration and Justice, provides practical tips and advice for law enforcement personnel who interact with communities that don’t speak or understand English well. The report draws upon the Center’s experience developing language access strategies with law enforcement agencies in California, Nevada, and Ohio.
“More and more police departments across America–not just in major cities–are serving people with limited English proficiency,” explains Anita Khashu, director of the Center on Immigration and Justice. “Having worked with different size agencies that serve different immigrant populations, we know what steps police can take to be more effective, safer, and fairer, even when resources are limited.”
Read the entire story here: www.vera.org/overcomelangbarriers


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