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Language access

Language advocates call for change: urge passage of law mandating translation and interpretation services

by Mar 7, 2018
Language access advocates told county legislators Tuesday that compliance testing they've conducted has shown serious gaps, which violated not only the civil rights of limited English proficiency residents, but also exposed a series of negligent actions in some county agencies.

Bill would mandate language access services in county agencies

by Mar 1, 2018
A new county bill would codify a 2012 executive order implementing Suffolk's agreement with the federal government following the murder of Marcelo Lucero a decade ago.