Needs and Challenges
When asked which areas they have the most continually growing need, 90% of the jurisdictions answered that it was languages. The number and diversity of languages continues to increase, thereby increasing the demand for language services. The second highest need is in providing language assistance at points outside of the courtroom, including the clerk’s office, self-help centers, court managed or operated programs such as Domestic Violence, and mediation. Over half of the respondents stated that the demand on court personnel has the most growing need.
In addition to the listing above in figure Q39, jurisdictions identified several other specific needs:
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