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Proposal to Address Executive Order No. 13166 on Limited English Proficiency

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1 New York State Office of Children & Family Services

New York State Office of Children & Family Services

Proposal to Address Executive Order No. 13166 on Limited English Proficiency April 2005 Prepared by the Division of Public Affairs

2 Background

Background

Civil Rights Act of 1964 Executive Order No. 13166 George W. Bush affirms Executive Order 13166

3 Civil Rights Act

Civil Rights Act

“No person in the United States shall, on the grounds of race, color or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” Section 601 of Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, 42 U.S.C § 2000d

4 Executive Order No

Executive Order No

13166: Improving Access to Services for Persons with Limited English Proficiency (LEP)

August 11, 2000: President Bill Clinton issued the Executive Order 13166. Designed to improve access to federally conducted and federally assisted programs/activities for LEP persons Federal agencies were asked to develop and implement a system to provide LEP persons access to services. Each federal agency was asked to prepare a plan to improve access to LEP persons, and submit plans to the U.S. Department of Justice. Executive Order charged the Department of Justice with the responsibility of providing LEP guidance to federal agencies.

5 Memorandum

Memorandum

President George W. Bush affirmed his commitment to Executive Order 13166. Memorandum written by Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, Ralph F. Boyd, Jr. on October 26, 2001 Federal agencies were directed to provide guidance and technical assistance to non-federal entities to provide meaningful access to LEP persons.

6 Who Are the Recipients of Federal Assistance

Who Are the Recipients of Federal Assistance

Federal financial assistance includes: grants, training, use of equipment, donations or surplus property and other assistance. Recipients may include: State, county and local health agencies State, county and local welfare agencies Programs for families, youth and children Hospitals, nursing homes, home health agencies and managed care organizations Universities and other entities with health or social services research programs State Medicaid agencies Public and private contractors, subcontractors and vendors Note: Subrecipients likewise are covered when federal funds are passed through from one recipient to a subrecipient. Coverage extends to a recipient’s entire program or activity.

7 Who Is an LEP Individual

Who Is an LEP Individual

“Individuals who do not speak English as their primary language and who have a limited ability to read, write, speak, or understand English may be limited English proficient, or “LEP,” and may be eligible to receive language assistance with respect to a particular type of service, benefit, or encounter.”

Source: Department of Health and Human Services, “Guidance to Federal Financial Assistance Recipients Regarding Title VI Prohibition Against National Origin Discrimination Affecting Limited English Proficient Persons.” (August, 2003)

8 Department of Justice Policy Guidance: Enforcement of Title VI of the

Department of Justice Policy Guidance: Enforcement of Title VI of the

Civil Rights Act of 1964 *

DOJ recommends an analysis of four factors: Identifying the number or proportion of LEP persons eligible to be served or likely to be encountered by the program or grantee Frequency with which LEP individuals come in contact with the program Nature and importance of the program, activity, or service Resources available to the grantee/recipient and costs * Initial guidance document published January 16, 2001; revised version went into effect June 12, 2002

9 What Are Other States Doing

What Are Other States Doing

State

Website

California

www.dss.cahwnet.gov

Connecticut

www.state.ct.us/dcf

Florida

www.floridajobs.org/civilrights

Georgia

www.dhr.georgia.gov

Illinois

www.state.il.us/dcfs

Minnesota

www.dhs.state.mn.us

Mississippi

www.dom.state.ms.us

Oregon

http://egov.oregon.gov/DHS

Texas

www.hhs.state.tx.us

10 Minnesota

Minnesota

California

Georgia

Texas

Department Responsible for LEP

LEP Plan on website

State/County Roles

Languages Served

Translation/ Interpreter Services

Training

Monitoring/ Tracking

Department of Human Services

Department of Social Services

Department of Human Resources

Department of Human Services

State oversees county implementation responsibilities

State oversees county implementation responsibilities

State/County share implementation responsibilities

State oversees county implementation responsibilities

10 Languages

18 Languages

6 Languages

5 Languages

Contracted services, bilingual staff

Contracted services, bilingual staff

Contracted services, bilingual staff

Contracted services, bilingual staff

Initial and annual training

Initial and annual training

Initial and annual training

Initial and annual training

Annual evaluations of LEP plan

Annual evaluations of LEP plans

Annual evaluations of LEP plan

Annual evaluations of LEP plan

11 Connecticut

Connecticut

Mississippi

Florida

Oregon

Illinois

Department Responsible for LEP

LEP Plan on Website

State/County Roles

Languages Served

Translation/ Interpreter Services

Training

Monitoring/ Tracking

Department of Children and Families

Division of Medicaid

Department of Children & Families

Department of Human Resources

Dept. of Children & Family Services.

Forms in several languages

Provides links to www.lep.gov

Forms and brochures provided in Spanish

State oversees county/local implementation responsibilities

8 Languages

1 Language

Contracted services, bilingual staff

Contracted services, bilingual staff

Initial training

Annual evaluations of LEP plan

12 What Is New York State Doing

What Is New York State Doing

www.otda.state.ny.us www.omr.state.ny.us www.health.state.ny.us www.nydmv.state.ny.us www.labor.state.ny.us

13 Languages Spoken in New York State

Languages Spoken in New York State

Approximately, 18 million people 5 years and older reside in New York State. Approximately, 5 million people speak a language other than English in their homes. Top 5 languages spoken: Spanish, Chinese, Italian, Russian & French Source: 2000 U.S. Census Bureau

Non-English Speakers in New York State

14 What Is OCFS Doing

What Is OCFS Doing

www.ocfs.state.ny.us Developed a Model LEP Plan for OCFS Developed an LEP Survey for OCFS OCFS LEP Plan will require an agency-wide collaboration: Division of Legal Affairs Office of Strategic Planning and Policy Development Division of Administration Executive Office Division of Public Affairs Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity Development

15 Thank You

Thank You

“…promoting the well-being and safety of our children, families and communities….”

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