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Plan: Nebraska Judicial Branch Language Access Plan (Nebraska 2014)

The Nebraska Supreme Court recognizes that language access to court proceedings, probation services and court-ordered assistance, treatment, etc., may have a lasting and life-altering impact upon a limited English proficient (LEP) court user and his or her family, and that the Court must strive to provide access to Nebraska State Courts and Probation Services regardless of the language spoken by the court user. In order to facilitate that goal and provide uniform language access across the state of Nebraska, the Nebraska Supreme Court has authorized the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) and Interpreter Advisory Committee (IAC) to produce a Language Access Plan.

The plan, which is available here will provide information upon which the Court can:

1. Identify the rules, policies, and resources upon which language access is provided.

2. Identify limited English proficient populations who may need assistance.

3. Develop a plan for meeting the needs of limited English proficient court users and provide information and support to judges, court staff, and probation staff.

4. Assess language access in the Nebraska Judicial System.

5. Provide an ongoing plan for language access.