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  Expanded Language Interpretation Services Available to Citizens

May 25, 2012 15:29 ET

DRP members Det. Debbie Anderton and S/Sgt. Phillip Lillie were at a news conference on May 24, to learn about “The Sexual Violence Action Plan” implemented by the government.

The Ontario government has now expanded the Language Interpreter Services (LIS) program for survivors of sexual violence who do not speak English or French. This includes sign language interpretation for victims who are deaf, oral deaf, deafened and hard of hearing and who are also victims of domestic or sexual violence. Until yesterday, Ontario only funded spoken language interpretation for victims of domestic violence.

In DRP’s continuing partnership with the government on women’s issues, we are proud to be leaders in victim outreach and support. The expanded program will also assist officers who are investigating domestic incidents with victims who cannot speak English or French. This new program will help approximately 7,000 women each year.

Click here for further details about “The Sexual Violence Action Plan”

The Durham Regional Police has a wide variety of information for victims. Visit our public safety area for more information.

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DRP members join Minister Broten and members of partnering agencies at the press conference (JPG file, 327.8K bytes)