Language Access Coalition (DC)

Alliance of community-based and civil rights organizations that advocates for language access rights within the District of Columbia. Hosted by Many Languages One Voice (MLOV).
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Primary geographic focus: District of Columbia
Organization type(s): Provider
Tags: Language Access

The Coalition’s goal is to ensure that DC residents, workers and visitors who are limited-English proficient (LEP) or non-English proficient (NEP) have equal access to all DC government agency benefits and services, pursuant to the DC Language Access Act of 2004.

The Coalition is currently hosted by Many Languages One Voice (MLOV), which provides administrative support. The Coalition was formerly hosted by the Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center (APALRC).

The Coalition is comprised of a number of issue-driven committees. In 2011, the Coalition also formed an Executive Committee (EC) composed of a select number of Coalition member organizations to lead the Coalition and coordinate its activities.


Blog Post

Language Access Projects Crucial to Making Legal Services Accessible

Lonnie A. Powers
Huffington Post
May 22, 2014
Language access is crucial explains Lonnie Powers, as many people with limited English skills struggle to navigate the justice system.

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