Interpretive Services

About the Program
The Courts Interpretive Services Program has been in existence since January 2000. This program's main objective is to provide effective interpretive services by developing training programs to aid in certification of interpreters. The Courts Interpretive Program provides interpretive services for the:
  • District Attorney's Office
  • Domestic Relations Office
  • Indigent Defense clients
  • Juvenile Court
  • Magistrate Court
  • Northeastern Judicial Circuit
  • Sheriff's Office
  • Solicitor's Office
  • State Court
Frequently Requested Interpretive Services
The interpretive services needed most frequently are:
  • German
  • Italian
  • Korean
  • Portuguese
  • Sign Language
  • Spanish
  • Vietnamese
Primary Goals
Primary goals for the Interpreters Program are to:
  • Locate and identify competent and professional interpreters and translators to help fulfill mission requirements
  • Provide training and continuing education for interpreters
  • Provide 2 qualified interpreters in every court at all times
  • Survey the needs of each court to better meet their needs effectively and efficiently while reducing cost
  • Meet with judges and court personnel semi-annually to assess their needs for service