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Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Plan

The Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Plan is a document prepared by the court to provide the public with the court's plan for expanding Language Access services. The court seeks to provide services that are in compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. 2000d et seq.; 45 C.F.R. 80.1 et seq.; and 28 C.F.R. 42.101-42.112). The purpose of this plan is to provide a framework for the provision of timely and reasonable language assistance to LEP persons who come in contact with the Superior Court of Placer County. To notify the court of issues with Language Access Services, please fill out the Language Access Complaint form and mail or deliver it to Court Administration.

LEP Plan

 

LANGUAGE ACCESS IN COURT-ORDERED SERVICES

As part of your court case, the judge may order you to participate in a program or service outside of the courtroom. Some examples of these programs are: counseling, batterer intervention programs, parenting skills classes, and substance abuse treatment. The outcome of your case may depend on your ability to follow the instructions of the judge and participate in one of these classes or services. If you do not speak English very well, and the judge orders you to participate in a program outside the courtroom, here are some things you can do:

 

Locate Programs In Your Language

If you are trying to locate a program that offers language services when selecting your court-ordered program from the referral sheet, you may visit the public counter to ask to view the court’s list of third-party services, programs, and professionals that have informed the court that they offer services in languages other than English. This list is not vetted by the court, is non-endorsing, and you are not required to use providers from this list unless a Judge ordered you to; the list is an informational tool available for litigants. For any questions, please contact the court’s Language Access Representative at courtadmin@placer.courts.ca.gov.

 

Ask for a Different Order

If a judge ordered you to participate in a class or program and the class or program is not in your language, you can inform the judge and ask for a modification to your order by using from LA-400 Service Not Available in My Language: Request to Change Court Order. Click to download Form LA-400.

 

Instructions for filling out LA-400 Service Not Available in My Language: Request to Change Court Order:

  • Item 1: Provide your name, contact information, and languages you speak
  • Item 2: Provide information about the court’s order
  • Item 3: Select only one checkbox to:
    • ask the court to change your order; OR
    • ask the court for more time to participate in the program or service. If you are asking for more time and know when language assistance will be available, provide that date to the court.
  • Date, print your name, and sign the form. Keep a copy of the form.
  • File the form at the public counter.

 

The court will respond to your request by either returning to you a Form LA-450 Service Not Available in My Language: Order or by setting the case for hearing and you will receive a Notice of Hearing. Click to download Form LA-450.

Instructions for reading and filling out LA-450 Service Not Available in My Language: Order:

  • Item 1: This section contains information about you. You may submit a copy to the court with this section filled out and leave the rest of the form blank.
  • Item 2: This section contains the court’s response to your request. The court may:
    • make a different order in section (a);
    • extend a deadline for completion of a program in section (b);
    • make an additional order in section (c); or
    • deny your request and provide information about how to participate in the court-ordered program or service. The court will use section (d) to provide this information.
  • Clerk’s Certificate of Service: This section will be filled out by the court clerk to indicate who received a copy of the order, including you, the other party or parties to the case, and any government agencies involved.

 

Please note that, instead of using this form, the judge may respond to your request in a hearing.

 

How to submit these forms:

The form can be submitted to the court clerk’s office at any Placer Superior Court location. For any questions, please contact the clerk’s office at (916)-408-6000.

 

Translated Forms

Form LA-400 and LA-450 must be submitted to the court in English. However, it has been translated into the following languages for assistance.

Chinese

LA-400 Service Not Available in My Language: Request to Change Court Order

LA-450 Service Not Available in My Language: Order

Russian

LA-400 Service Not Available in My Language: Request to Change Court Order

LA-450 Service Not Available in My Language: Order

Spanish

LA-400 Service Not Available in My Language: Request to Change Court Order

LA-450 Service Not Available in My Language: Order

Vietnamese

LA-400 Service Not Available in My Language: Request to Change Court Order

LA-450 Service Not Available in My Language: Order

 

INFORMATION FOR JUSTICE PARTNERS AND COMMUNITY PROVIDERS

As a justice partner or private service provider of court-ordered services, your agency has an important role to play in ensuring full access to rehabilitative and correctional services for limited English proficient court users.

Under California Rules of Court, rule 1.300, the Placer Superior Court maintains a list of community providers offering language assistance with their services. This list is provided as a neutral list and the court does not endorse nor vet the providers on this list. If you are a service provider that offers language assistance in conjunction with court-ordered services and would like to be included on the court’s list of providers, please fill out and submit form LA-350 Notice of Available Language Assistance - Service Provider.

Click to download Form LA-350.

How to fill out this form:

Item 1: Provide the calendar year in which you are offering the services

Item 2: Provide the name of your organization/service provider and contact information

Item 3: Identify the services your organization provides, the languages available, including American Sign Language or other sign languages, and the type of language assistance provided. Indicate the service area covered by your organization, which may be one or more counties or regions.

Date, print your name, and sign the form before submitting it to the court. Remember to fill out this form and return it to the court by January 31 of each year.

 

How to submit this form:

The form may be submitted to Placer Superior Court by email or USPS, as follows:

Attention: Language Access Coordinator
Court Administration
10820 Justice Center Drive
Roseville CA 96578
Phone: (916)408-6186
courtadmin@placer.courts.ca.gov

 

You may also hand in a copy of the form at any Placer Superior Court clerk’s counter.

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