Working with Interpreters in Vermont
December, 2010. Mock criminal trial with interpreters
Total Population
of Burlington
2000: 38,889
White population:
35,883 (92.27 %)
2010: 42,417
White population:
37,727 (88.94 %)
Total Population
of Vermont
2000: 608,827
White population:
589,208 (96.78 %)
2010: 625,741
White population:
596,292 (95.29 %)
BURLINGTON SCHOOL DISTRICT
STUDENT SNAPSHOT
2010 – 11 STATISTICS
Burlington Schools serve nearly 4000 students
27% of students are identified as minority
17% participate in ELL programs
Over 60 languages and dialects are spoken in households.
One in six students come from households
where English is not a first language.
http://district.bsd.schoolfusion.us/modules/groups/homepagefiles/cms/2383192/File/BSD_Task_Force_Report_2011.pdf
Languages spoken currently in Vermont
Updated September, 2012
Albanian
Arabic
Armenian
Bengali
Bosnian (SerboCroatian)
Burmese
Cambodian/Khmer
Cantonese (Chinese)
Chin
Dinka
Dzhonkkha
Ewe
Fon
French
Georgian
German
Gujrati
Hindi
Italian
Karen
Kinyarwanda
Kirundi
Kuku
Kurdish
Lao/Laotian
Lingala
Lithuanian
Mai-Mai
Mandarin (Chinese)
Data provided by the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program 9 06, 2012
Nepali (Country: Bhutanese)
Polish
Punjabi
Russian
Sharshokpa
Somali**
Spanish
Swahili
Thai
Tibetan
Turkish
Ukranian
Vietnamese
FY 2012
DATE
CIVIL
CRIMINAL
TELEPHONIC
FAMILY
MONTHLY
TOTAL OF
COURTS
HEARING
IMPAIRED
TOTAL
MONTHLY
QTY
HEARING
IMPAIRED TOTAL
QTY
QTY
TOTAL SPENT
FY 2012
$ 1,494.50
10
$ 1,365.00
6
16
$
2,859.50
25.41
$ 1,242.66
10
$ 1,135.00
7
17
$
2,377.66
$
169.40
$ 3,027.90
12
$
505.00
3
15
$
3,532.90
417.50
$
145.20
$ 1,245.20
9
$ 1,883.25
13
22
$
3,128.45
$ 1,707.75
$ 3,141.17
$
248.05
$ 5,096.97
32
$ 3,695.00
20
52
$
8,791.97
$ 2,107.50
$ 3,724.22
$
254.10
$ 6,085.82
20
$ 1,124.00
5
25
$
7,209.82
$ 752.50
$
$ 1,198.50
$
88.33
$ 2,276.83
12
$
624.50
3
15
$
2,901.33
2/12
$
-
$ 1,211.38
$
245.00
$
243.21
$ 1,699.59
11
$
580.00
4
15
$
2,279.59
3/12
$
-
$ 2,890.74
$
313.50
$
14.52
$ 3,218.76
18
$ 12,650.00
3
21
$
15,868.76
4/12
$
-
$
$ 1,716.50
$
-
$ 2,531.50
9
$
916.75
9
18
$
3,448.25
5/12
$
-
$ 1,564.50
$ 2,495.00
$
212.96
$ 4,272.46
20
$ 2,312.00
16
36
$
6,584.46
6/12
$ 175.00
$
$ 1,575.00
$
137.28
$ 2,132.28
14
$
3
17
$
2,237.28
$17,339.89
$ 1,538.46
$ 35,281.97
177
92
269
$ 62,177.47
7/11
$
-
$ 1,074.50
$
420.00
$
8/11
$
-
$
$
276.00
$
9/11
$
-
$ 1,041.00
$ 1,817.50
10/11
$
-
$
$
11/11
$
30.00
12/11
$
-
1/12
TOTALS $ 957.50
941.25
682.50
990.00
815.00
420.00
$ 15,446.12
-
105.00
$ 26,895.50
Vermont Language Connection, Inc.
To improve language access to healthcare, legal,
and social services for refugees, immigrants, and
other Limited English Proficient residents of
Vermont, by promoting best practice standards
and providing training for interpreters
and service providers.
Our Partners
Association of Africans Living in Vermont, Inc.
Burlington College Free Legal Clinic
Burlington School District
Central Vermont Medical Center
Champlain Valley Area Health Education Ctr.
Community Health Center
Committee on Temporary Shelter - COTS
Department of Motor Vehicles
Fletcher Allen Health Care
Howard Center
Middlebury College
Our Partners
continued
Open Door Clinic
United Way
Vermont Center for Crime Victim Services
Vermont Human Rights Commission
Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program
Vermont State Housing Authority
Vermont Adult Learning
Vermont Department of Public Safety
Vermont Legal Aid
Assess, Train, and Test interpreters in alignment with the
written test of the National Center for State Courts
Consortium for Language Access Standards (NCSC CLAC).
Consider additional training modules such as business
ownership.
Explore Video Remote Interpreting options, technical
standards, and recommended practices via NCSC CLAC.
Research centralized data systems for tracking interpreter
training levels and 24/7 scheduling availability.
Continue to search for funding grants and models for the
Vermont Language Connection, Inc. Include grants search
under the category of community development,
education, and workforce development.
Refine Business and Marketing Plan. Include consumer
education. Use what is already available in the state, i.e.,
211 for interpreter access.
Recruit and hire a program coordinator; adopt policies
for sustainability, membership fee scale for interpreters
and users, cancellation policies.
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