This document serves as the plan for Marathon County to help ensure access to court services for persons with limited English proficiency (LEP). It is designed to respond to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the requirements imposed by Executive Order 13166, and related guidance. It also covers interpreter services to deaf and hard of hearing persons under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Wisconsin law.
The purpose of the plan is to provide a framework for the provision of timely and effective language assistance to persons with limited English proficiency who come in contact with Marathon County. It is designed to be read in conjunction with the Wisconsin Director of State Courts Plan explaining the relevant federal law and guidance.
Counties that receive federal funding for court programs are required to submit a language assistance plan to the director’s office every two years. The U.S. Department of Justice has the right to investigate complaints against any federally-funded agency that does not provide free language services when necessary to participate in the program. An agency’s federal funding may be withheld until the complaint is resolved.
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