December 11, 2023 -Webinar: Improving Language Access for Immigrant Crime Victims in Maryland

PowerPoint Presentation

Webinar Description

This webinar will provide organizations supporting immigrant crime victims, particularly those with limited English proficiency (LEP), with essential information to enhance language access. Attendees will receive an overview of Maryland’s language access services offered by Ayuda, best practices for interpreter collaboration, and the importance of trauma-informed training for interpreters working with immigrant survivors. The webinar will highlight attendees’ potential role in improving language access within their organization and other agencies. This includes ensuring that the immigrant and LEP victims they serve have language support across various services—from law enforcement and courts to state benefits agencies.


  • Leslye E. Orloff, Adjunct Professor and Director, National Immigrant Women’s Advocacy Project, Washington College of Law
  • Rebekah Grafton, Training and Technical Assistance Specialist Language Access Program, Ayuda
  • Rosana Balistreri, Founder of REACH-reaching diversity

Target Audience

Organizations and other agencies working with immigrant and LEP victims.

General Materials for Advocates:

Interpretation and Translation:

Materials Produced by the King County Court

Language Access Resources from Technical Assistance Providers:

Government Policies and Publications:

Department of Justice

Additional Government Policies and Publications

Language Identification:


Multilingual Know Your Rights Brochures:

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