S.3365 - State Court Interpreter Grant Program Act of 2012

A bill to authorize the Attorney General to award grants to State courts to develop and implement State court interpreter programs. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: A bill to authorize the Attorney General to award grants to State courts to develop and implement State court interpreter programs. as introduced.
  • Short: State Court Interpreter Grant Program Act of 2012 as introduced.

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Official Summary

State Court Interpreter Grant Program Act of 2012 - Directs the Administrator of the Office of Justice Programs of the Department of Justice (DOJ) to make grants to state courts to develop and implement programs to assist individuals with limited English proficiency to access and understand

Official Summary

State Court Interpreter Grant Program Act of 2012 - Directs the Administrator of the Office of Justice Programs of the Department of Justice (DOJ) to make grants to state courts to develop and implement programs to assist individuals with limited English proficiency to access and understand state court proceedings in which they are a party. Authorizes the use of grant awards by state courts to:
(1) develop or enhance a court interpreter program;
(2) develop, institute, and administer language certification examinations;
(3) recruit, train, and certify qualified court interpreters;
(4) pay for salaries, transportation, and technology necessary to implement the court interpreter program;
(5) provide for remote interpretation services to facilitate certified court interpretations when costs prohibit in-person interpretation; or
(6) engage in other activities prescribed by the Attorney General.

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