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Serving Victims' Language Needs

Translation Services

According to the National Center for Cultural Competence, translation services can be found by contacting translation companies, language banks, and community-based organizations such as community colleges, local hospitals, managed care organizations, refugee resettlement sites, and faith-based entities. They are also found through word of mouth and Internet searches.

Hablamos Juntos offers information on translation basics:

  • Translation should be understandable and written at a reading level suitable for the reader.
  • It should be clear in concepts, with implications and references specific to the cultural groups reading it.
  • It should be appropriate in approach, content, directness, and style.
  • It should maintain faithfulness to the intent and facts of the original text.