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The Juvenile Justice System and Limited English Proficient (LEP) Parents, November 19, 2009 (2PM EST)

Monday, November 09, 2009

Dear Colleague:

Disproportionate minority contact (DMC) is an umbrella term for the disproportionate representation of individuals of color in the criminal and juvenile justice system. Past research has found that language barriers faced by parents may potentially lead to deeper court involvement for youth in the justice system. In New York City, a collaboration between government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and other stakeholders has sought to address this systemwide issue. Please join us on Thursday, November 19, 2009 at 2:00PM EST for a 60-minute interactive language access webinar on how a multi-agency collaborative effort aims to provide Limited English Proficient (LEP) parents with the information necessary to understand their role in the juvenile justice system.

Interpreting the Juvenile Justice System for Limited English Proficient (LEP) Parents, our sixth language access webinar, will feature representatives from the workgroup, including:

The Kings County (Brooklyn) District Attorney’s Office;
The Legal Aid Society;
New York City’s Department of Youth and Community Development; and
The Vera Institute of Justice
A question-and-answer period will follow each presentation.

Who Should Participate in Our Webinar?

State and local government officials and agency administrators charged with or considering the development of language access services are encouraged to register for this free interactive webinar.

Highlighting practitioners from coast to coast, our series of conference calls/webinars focuses largely on challenges and practices in social services, elementary and secondary education, law enforcement, disaster/emergency, and health care service delivery fields.

We look forward to your participation in our upcoming webinar. You can register at

Audio and information about past webinars can be found at

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