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Resources on Language Access

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The following resources are a must have for rape crisis centers and advocates to have available in their center to make it easier to understand what a person’s first language is. They can be shown to a survivor who can then point to their language.  The use of these tools can minimize the discomfort a survivor may feel when trying to communicate and can take the pressure off them to tell you what language they speak in a way you can understand.  Examples like these help streamline the process for identifying the correct interpreter. 

Information on understanding language access and all forms of oppression:


More Useful resources: 


ACLU- Language Access is a Civil Right, For Both Children and Adults

Asian Pacific Institute on Gender Based Violence:

Collectivizing Language Justice- Language Justice Groups Directory

Colorin Colorado- Resource Library

Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence:

End Abuse of People with Disabilities- Online Learning

Esperanza United- Language access home 

Georgia Domestic Violence Fatality Review Project- Improve Access to Culturally Relevant Services for Victims from Marginalized Communities

National Association for Bilingual Education- Resources

National Federation for the Blind- State by State Resources

National Immigrant Women's Advocacy Project- Multilingual Materials by Language

National Sexual Assault Coalition Resource Sharing Project - ReShape Newsletter on Language Access 

National Sexual Violence Resource Center- Meeting Needs for Language Assistance

VAWnet- Providing meaningful language access: A Hub

Vera Institute- Guide to Accessible Events

We Stutter- State Chapters



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