Language Access at Crime Scenes: Improve Successful Criminal Investigations and Prosecutions

Published by:  Rocio Molina, Shelli Sonnenberg, Cannon Han

This webinar addresses language access at crime scenes and how decisions law enforcement make regarding interpretation at the initial crime scene can impact the case long-term.

Participants consider issues to be aware of when communicating with limited English proficient (LEP) individuals when securing the scene and best practices for communication using qualified interpreters during crime scene and criminal investigations once the scene has been secured.

The presenters share helpful language access resources and discuss concrete, real-life scenarios where officers must decide, in an instant, and over the course of the criminal investigation what the best language access resource might be for serving LEP victims and witnesses.