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Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2012
Level City or Town
State(s) Washington
Source Washington College of Law
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance
This report discusses D.C.'s failure to implement the D.C. Language Access Act. The D.C. Language Access Act was enacted to improve non-English proficient resident's access to translation and interpretation services at municipal entities. The report makes several recommendations to...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2018
Level State
State(s) All States
Source Center for the Study of Child Care Employment
Policy Areas Children & Families, Education
The population of children served in early care and education (ECE) settings is culturally, racially, and linguistically diverse and becoming more so. As a result, early childhood professionals must be prepared to work with young children from a variety of backgrounds and family settings,...

Type Executive Order
Year 2008
Level City or Town
State(s) New York
Source The New York City Office Of The Mayor
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Children & Families, Democracy & Governance, Housing, Public Safety
This order requires city agencies to provide language assistance services to individuals with limited English proficiency (LEP) to ensure meaningful access to essential city services and programs. The order establishes guidelines and responsibilities for city agencies to develop and...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2011
Level City or Town
State(s) Minnesota
Source City of Saint Paul
Policy Areas Community Development, Economic Justice, Civil Rights
One in five City of Saint Paul (City) residents speaks a language other than English in their homes. This means that increasingly City employees are providing services to individuals who may be limited English proficient (LEP). This Limited English Proficiency Plan outlines and describes...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2015
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Children & Families
Resident Leadership Academies are initiatives for engaging immigrant communities and enhancing their connection to local government. This factsheet outlines implementation examples and highlights how these programs provide immigrants with knowledge and understanding of local government...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2012
Level City or Town
State(s) Louisiana
Source City of New Orleans
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance
The model ordinance centralizes the responsibility for promoting language access in city government in the Office of Neighborhood Engagement (ONE). The ordinance grants ONE increased funds to implement plans to hire multilingual employees. It also appoints ONE to collect the language-access...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2016
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source American Civil Liberties Union of California
Policy Areas Children & Families, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Housing, Public Safety, Education
The attached Model Campus Safe Zones Resolution language was developed for K-12 school districts that are contemplating adopting protections for their immigrant students. ACLU recommends that any resolution contain language to address these critical issues: limiting the sharing of...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2009
Level City or Town, County
State(s) California
Source San Francisco Board of Supervisors
Policy Areas Civil Rights
This ordinance requires City Departments to translate the following written materials into languages spoken by a substantial number of limited English speaking persons: applications to receive benefits or services; tests for which knowledge of written English is not required; materials...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2001
Level City or Town, County
State(s) California
Source San Francisco City Council
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
The ordinance requires City Departments to offer written materials in languages besides English if a substantial or concentrated portion of the public utilizing their services does not speak English effectively because it is not their primary language....

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2001
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Oakland City Council
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
The Ordinance requires city information and services be provided in every language that is represented by 10,000 people or more in the city; the hiring of bilingual staff in public contact positions; establishes an in-house translation service for written government materials and...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2013
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source City of Long Beach
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Community Development
This resolution delineates requirements for Long Beach government efforts to increase language accessibility. According to this ordinance, all public contact positions shall have access to a directory of qualified bilingual staff; departments shall share employee translation and interpretation...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2007
Level City or Town
State(s) New York
Source The New York City Council
Policy Areas Community Development, Housing
The ordinance requires the department of housing preservation and development to provide free language assistance services to limited English proficient individuals. The department shall also translate all of its documents into the top nine languages other than English spoken by persons...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2015
Level City or Town
State(s) Illinois
Source Chicago City Council
Policy Areas Civil Rights
This ordinance requires all city departments that provide direct public services to ensure meaningful access to such services for limited-English proficiency (LEP) persons by developing and implementing department-specific language access plans. While each city department has flexibility...

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