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Language and disability services

Language Services

The Office of Multicultural Interests has released a Language Services Policy for Western Australian Government departments and agencies. This policy sets out what is required when providing professional interpreting and translating services for people who have limited or no understanding of English or who are hearing impaired.

The Department is committed to implementing the WA Language Services Policy 2008 by:

  • acknowledging that offenders are entitled to have access to professional interpreter and/or translator services where they have difficulty in speaking or reading and writing in English, or are hearing impaired
  • ensuring interpreting services and multilingual information are available to offenders
  • assessing the language or other communication needs of offenders and identifying the most appropriate way to meet those needs
  • ensuring staff are trained in cross-cultural skills and how to work with professional interpreters
  • meeting the costs of interpreting and other language services for offenders.

Disability Services

The Department of Justice is committed to ensuring that people with disabilities, their families and carers are able to access the Department’s services, facilities, employment and information by providing them with the same opportunities, rights and responsibilities enjoyed by all other people in the community.

The Department's Disability Access and Inclusion Plan 2018 - 2023 (DAIP) details the Department's disability services priorities. The plan broadly reflects the public sector’s aim to ensure people with disabilities, their carers and families, have the same rights and opportunities as other community members to access the services provided by our agencies.

If you have any queries about accessing information, services or buildings/facilities please contact the DAIP Coordinator on 9264 6270 or email to daip@justice.wa.gov.au

Page last updated: 16-May-2018