The Office of Court Interpreting Services (OCIS) provides professional interpreting services at no cost to assist persons having business with the District of Columbia Courts who are deaf, hard-of- hearing or have limited English proficiency.
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 2000d et seq. and the Safe Streets Act of 1968, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 3789d(c), prohibit national origin discrimination by recipients of federal financial assistance, including the DC Courts.
As part of the District of Columbia Courts Strategic Plan, OCIS provides services to individuals with limited English proficiency to ensure access to justice.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) the court provides equal access and reasonable accommodations in judicial and quasi-judicial proceedings and related services to all deaf and hard-of-hearing persons.
For more information and to request interpreting services please visit the OCIS website.