The Tennessee Administrative Office of the Courts was recently recognized with numerous awards from the Consortium for Language Access in the Courts. The consortium seeks to promote equal access to justice in courts and tribunals by eliminating language barriers for persons with limited English proficiency.
The AOC was recognized for the following:
- Funding and Grants: Obtained $100K grant to fund for remote interpreting project using internet video conferencing.
- Funding and Grants: Successfully petitioned the Executive and Legislative branches to allocate an additional $2 million for interpreter services in all cases.
- Funding and Grants: Obtained $50K grant to fund interpreter services in criminal cases for non-indigent defendants.
- Funding and Grants: Obtained STOP grant to translate “Order of Protection” forms into five languages.