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      Access to Justice for All Victims: Language Access and Meaningful Collaborations in Portland

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      June 5, 2019

      Wednesday  12:30 PM

      777 NE MLK Jr. Boulevard
      Portland, Oregon 97232

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      Access to Justice for All Victims: Language Access and Meaningful Collaborations

      The National Resource Center for Reaching Victims (NRC), a project funded by The Office of Victims of Crime, in partnership with the National Crime Victim Law Institute (NCVLI) is offering a half-day pre-institute training on the topic of language access. The following groups will find this training to be very helpful: attorneys, victim advocates, paralegals, law enforcement, criminal justice professionals, policy makers. No prior knowledge is required. Those attending NCVLI’s 2019 Crime Victim Law Conference are encouraged to attend this training and will receive an additional 10% discount on Conference registration. This pre-institute has been developed with the intent to provide a deeper understanding on why language access is necessary when working with all victims of crime. It will also cover the obligations that service providers have in the community regarding the provision of language access for those who are Limited English Proficient or for those who identify as Deaf and hard of hearing. Given that language is just one element of culture, we cannot refer to it without providing an overview of how it ties with Culture and what it means to be culturally responsive. The collaborative nature of advocacy work also has created the need for stakeholders to conduct more inclusive collaborations. We will explore how to make those collaborations more meaningful, for all those involved in the coordinated community response and for those who are not at the table of discussion.   Attendees are expected to receive practical tools for examining their language practices within their own jurisdiction or organization. Additionally, they will learn how to conduct more meaningful collaborations with other stakeholders in their communities as well as how to adapt their services to be more culturally responsive. The presenters for this pre-institute will include: Leslye Orloff – Director - National Immigrant Women’s Advocacy Project (NIWAP) Aparna Bhattacharyya – Executive Director – Raksha Leo Martinez – Project Manager – Casa de Esperanza – National Latin@ Network                 NCVLI will be applying for Oregon CLE credit, including general, ethics, access to justice, and practice credits.  We will have a precise number of approved credits available soon. Attendees seeking CLE credit outside of Oregon will be provided with a certificate of attendance which notes the total number of hours of the training.  Attendees can then petition their state Bar Association for credit. NCVLI does not seek certification outside of Oregon.

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