This session provides an overview of best practices in language access for state agencies. Each of the presenters will discuss their advocacy efforts and experiences in the states of D.C., Washington, and Alaska. Specifically, the presenters will describe how they have devised and worked to implement language access policies both within individual agencies, as well as through state-wide initiatives.
Anisa Rahim, Attorney, Domestic Violence Representation Project, Legal Services of New Jersey
Robin Bronen, Executive Director, Alaska Immigration Justice Project
Jennifer Deng-Pickett, Director, D.C. Language Access Coalition
Gillian Dutton, Director, Refugee & Immigrant Advocacy Project, Northwest Justice Project (Washington)