The NMCADV Accessibility Project Interpreter/Translator reimbursement program has ended.  Language Line access is available through the Crime Victims Reparations Commission (CVRC).
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Services for Victims/Survivors with Limited English Proficiency

Services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Victims/Survivors  

The Accessibility Project is designed to provide technical assistance and education for victim service providers to provide access for victims/survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and dating violence who have limited English proficiency or are deaf or hard of hearing in New Mexico.  The project goal is to have service providers meet their obligations to provide access to clients with limited English proficiency (LEP), or who are deaf or hard of hearing.  The project is being funded in the 2016-2017 fiscal year by a combination of grants through the NM Crime Victims Reparations Commission

As a note to all programs, federal law mandates that services for persons with limited English proficiency (LEP) and services for persons with hearing disabilities are required in any program or activity that either receives Federal financial assistance or is conducted by any Executive agency. Limited English proficiency (LEP) services are required under Executive Order 13166, more information can be found here.  Services for deaf and hard of hearing persons are required by the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504, available here

This project was supported by sub grant #120 2015-WF-120 awarded by the NMCVRC for the STOP Formula Grant Program. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in the program are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the NMCVRC or the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.