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Last Updated: July 15, 2016
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Justice Department Reaches Agreement with Kentucky Courts to Ensure Equal Access for Non-English Speakers

Justice Department Closes Case Following Colorado Judiciary Reforms Removing Language Barriers

District Court Upholds Suspension of Bankruptcy Trustee for Failing to Comply with Agency's Language Access Plan

Justice Department Closes Case After Rhode Island Judiciary Reforms Provide Equal Access for Individuals with Limited English Proficiency

Commonly Asked Questions Regarding Limited English Proficient (LEP) Data and Mapping Tools, April 2016 (HTML) (PDF)

How to Access and Use Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Poverty Data, Department of Justice Webinar, March 10, 2016 (captions)

U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Education Jointly File Statement of Interest in Language Access and Disability Lawsuit Against the Philadelphia School District - January 25, 2016 (PDF)

Department of Justice Issues EO 13166 Accomplishments Report "Advancing Meaningful Access for Limited English Proficient Persons" - December 18, 2015 (PDF)

DOJ Justice Blog: Recognizing National Hispanic Heritage Month - October 14, 2015 (English)

  • To mark National Hispanic Heritage Month, the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division created two national maps that highlight an important and often overlooked aspect of Hispanic communities: individuals who identify as Spanish-speaking and limited English proficient (LEP).
  • Reconocimiento del mes de la herencia hispana nacional (14 de octubre)

New York Attorney General Announces Two Agreements to Improve Hospital Services for Those with Limited English Proficiency - October 7, 2015 (Press Release) (Agreement 1) (Agreement 2)

U.S. Departments of Justice and Labor Washington State Department of Labor and Industries Reach Agreement to Improve Access for Limited English Proficient Workers - October 1, 2015 Mission Statement promotes a positive and cooperative understanding of the importance of language access to federally conducted and federally assisted programs. This site acts as a clearinghouse, providing and linking to information, tools, and technical assistance regarding limited English proficiency and language services for federal agencies, recipients of federal funds, users of federal programs and federally assisted programs, and other stakeholders.
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  Frequently Asked Questions   Department of Justice Home Page
  Executive Order 13166   Civil Rights Division Home Page
  LEP Mapping Tools   Federal Coordination and Compliance Section Home Page
  LEP Guidance for Recipients   Freedom of Information Act
  File a Complaint   Privacy Policy