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Office of Police Complaints Participated in Language Access Forum

Friday, June 27, 2014

Office of Police Complaints Participated in Language Access Forum

Agency furthers outreach to District’s limited and non-English proficient residents

(Washington, DC)  – The Office of Police Complaints (OPC) participated in “DC Government Speaks Your Language,” a community forum and resource fair sponsored by the D.C. Office of Human Rights.  The event was held on Saturday, June 21, 2014, at Raymond Recreation Center in Northwest Washington.

More than 150 residents attended the event, which featured a number of District government agencies and community-based service providers.  The event also included an open dialogue with limited and non-English proficient residents on improving language access throughout the District.  The event also featured free blood sugar and glucose testing, children activities, and musical performers.  

At the resource fair, OPC staff members hosted a booth where attendees could obtain, informational brochures and complaint forms in several languages, including Korean, Vietnamese, Chinese, Spanish, and French.  Agency employees also answered questions about OPC’s citizen complaint process.

“Community outreach is a critical part of OPC’s mission,” said OPC Acting Executive Director Christian J. Klossner.  “By providing forms and brochures in 15 different languages, OPC ensures that everyone has access to agency services no matter what language they speak or prefer.”

Please visit www.policecomplaints.dc.gov to access OPC’s translated forms and brochures, invite OPC to participate in a community forum, or get more information about the agency.  For more information about the Office of Human Rights, visit www.ohr.dc.gov.