Access to language services for 25,000

By June 14, 2010April 15th, 2014No Comments

Charlottesville, VA – In 2010, the Charlottesville City and Albemarle County Police Departments and the Albemarle Charlottesville Regional Jail committed to providing equal access to language services for an estimated 25,000 community members with limited English proficiency. By November 2010, Chief Longo reported that the City of Charlottesville Police Department had implemented their Limited English Proficiency policy the previous February and they had trained leaders on the policy. They are now tracking language access use and the policy has been received positively by both officers and the public. Additionally, Colonel Matthews, Superintendent of the Charlottesville Albemarle Regional Jail, reported that the Regional Jail has updated their management systems to begin tracking language access issues.