“U.S. Department of Justice finds lack of court access for non-English speakers in NC violates Civil Rights Act”

RALEIGH (March 8, 2012) – Lack of court access for non-English speakers in North Carolina violates Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, the U.S. Department of Justice determined today.

In May 2011, three North Carolina nonprofits filed an administrative complaint with the Department of Justice, claiming that the North Carolina court system has failed to provide interpreters for individuals with limited English proficiency in civil and some criminal court proceedings. Without an interpreter, many plaintiffs and defendants are left in the dark during critical court proceedings.

http://www.ncjustice.org/?q=node/1288

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