New! Victims have a right to a court interpreter

According to HB 2339, the Court is now required to appoint an interpreter when it is necessary to interpret open court proceedings for a victim who seeks to exercise his or her rights or to attend or participate in proceedings.

See the following memorandum, from the Court Language Access Services, regarding the court interpreters’ responsibilities.
2015 06 29 CLAS Interpreting for Victims

We applaud the Oregon Legislature, as it endorses quality language access for victims!