Language Access

Court Policy Regarding Language Access Services

Under Washington state law (RCW 2.42 and 2.43), Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (Safe Streets Act), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the regulations implementing these federal laws, Thurston County District Court is required to provide language access services to all limited English proficiency (LEP) and deaf, hard of hearing or deafblind (D/HH/DB) individuals in criminal court proceedings and in some court-managed services and programs and to develop a written language access plan pursuant to RCW 2.43.090.

It is the policy of Thurston County District Court to provide foreign language interpreter services at no cost to LEP parties, witnesses, victims, and others with an interest (e.g., parents, legal guardians, custodians) in all criminal court proceedings and operations, other than when it is the responsibility of other government bodies pursuant to state law. It is also the policy of this court to provide sign language interpreting services at no cost to persons who are D/HH/DB as required under applicable state and federal statutes and regulations.

Language Access Plan for Thurston County District Court.

Complaint Process

Formulario de Queja