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Thank you for participating in OVC's Web Forum Guest Host Series. We hope this discussion will help you better serve crime victims. Please continue to discuss this and other topics with your colleagues on ...
OVCRC
03/16/2016
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What steps do you take to ensure that all staff are aware of language access policies and know what to do when engaging with non-english speakers? Do you include a yearly refresher training, make "I s...
grace
03/16/2016
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Tuyet Duong
03/16/2016
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Tuyet Duong
03/16/2016
arrow icon Refresher trainings can incorporate cultural competency modu...
Tuyet Duong
03/16/2016
arrow icon Organizations should create a language access plan, which pr...
Tuyet Duong
03/16/2016
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M. Araiza
03/16/2016
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In situations where geography complicates things for victims not being immediate to translation, could Skype communication be held (non-court related) for deaf or victim conferencing?
Stephen J
03/16/2016
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Tuyet Duong
03/23/2016
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Tuyet Duong
03/16/2016
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Margarita, what type of training does your court do to certify staff in Language Access?
Louisa
03/16/2016
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Tuyet Duong
03/17/2016
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M. Araiza
03/16/2016
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What are the pros and cons of having a TTY device? I can't recall the last time we had a conversation on our TTY line
grace
03/16/2016
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Tuyet Duong
03/16/2016
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Do you recommend that we use flags on our website as visual cues to users seeking information in Spanish, Arabic, and other languages?
Quincy C.
03/16/2016
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Tuyet Duong
03/16/2016
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M. Araiza
03/16/2016
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Are there any online trainings you recommend that can help our team learn more about working with victims who are deaf or hard of hearing?
lindsey
03/16/2016
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Tuyet Duong
03/23/2016
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Tuyet Duong
03/23/2016
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Tuyet Duong
03/16/2016
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Tuyet Duong
03/16/2016
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In a legal proceeding does the victim/NOK have access to the simultaneous interpretation equipment being used for the defendant? If so, what statute addresses that issue?
Leidy Urra
03/16/2016
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Tuyet Duong
03/16/2016
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Tuyet Duong
03/16/2016
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The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) is pleased to welcome Tuyet Duong and Margarita Araiza to the OVC Web Forum. They will be available to answer your questions on Language Access. Special Notice -- In c...
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