Module 10
Language Access: Interpreters in Adult Victim Sexual Assault Cases

Learning Objectives 

This module will enable victim advocates to:

  1. Recognize the prevalence of sexual assault victims who need language interpretation services to meaningfully engage in the criminal justice system and the skill set required to provide such services;
  2. Understand the unique nature of providing language interpretation services to victims of sexual assault;
  3. Understand how effective communication and interpretation impacts the investigation and prosecution of a sexual assault case; and
  4. Understand who is responsible for securing interpretation services for a sexual assault victim throughout the criminal justice process.