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Enforcing Language Access Rights: Trends and Strategies

By Jane Perkins, Mary R. Mannix, Jack Daniel, and Wanda Boonsurmsuwongse Hasadri, 38 Clearinghouse Review, 265

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Voluntary Compliance Agreement between OCR and Oregon Department of Human Services

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Center Report Exposed New York City Welfare Agency’s Failure to Provide Home Visits to Individuals with Disabilities

The Center investigated and exposed New York City’s failure to comply with its own policy requiring caseworkers to make home visits in order to help those with disabilities, including psychiatric disabilities, apply for and maintain their benefits. Our…

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Welfare Advocacy in the Privatized Era: A Case Study of Advocacy to Shape the Welfare Disability Assessment Process in New York City

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Welfare Advocacy in the Privatized Era: A Case Study of Advocacy to Shape the Welfare Disability Assessment Process in New York City

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Center Addresses New York City Contracts for Welfare-to-Work (education and training) and WeCARE (for persons with disabilities)

New York City has greatly expanded the role of private contractors in (1) assessing the need for, and delivering, education and training services for people entering the workforce, and (2) screening for disabilities, determining accommodations to be made,…

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NCLEJ and Colleagues Protect Women from Sexual Harassment in the Workplace in New York

In a precedent setting case, a federal appeals court ruled in 2004 that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act protects women in New York City from sexual harassment and discrimination when they are working for welfare grants….

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NCLEJ and Colleagues Promoted Access to Benefits for Families with Limited English Proficiency

Enforcing civil rights laws that require translation and interpretation is critical toward ensuring the health and well-being of the growing number of our nation’s non-English speaking population. In 2002 we played a pivotal role in getting the Arizona…

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