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Justice Department Reaches Agreement with Colorado State Courts on language access

  • Organization: DOJ
  • Document Type: Article/News
  • Date Created: Tuesday, March 27, 2012
  • Submitted: Tuesday, March 27, 2012
  • Attachment(s): LINK

WASHINGTON - The Justice Department today announced it has reached an agreement with officials of the Colorado Judicial Department to ensure that limited English proficient (LEP) individuals seeking services throughout Colorado's state court system will have access to timely and competent language assistance.
The agreement resolves a Justice Department investigation of a complaint alleging that the Colorado Judicial Department, which receives federal funding, was not in compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the nondiscrimination provisions of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968. These two acts prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or religion by recipients of federal assistance.

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