SPANISH / ENGLISH

INTERPRETER BANK (SEIB)

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What:

Free and confidential Interpretation services

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Why:

To empower victims of violence and to lower the language barriers they face

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How:

Communicative autonomy for everyone, neutral and confidential interpretation by
a qualified interpreter

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Who:

For victims of violence and their services providers thru a trauma-informed interpreter

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When

Appointments are available during office hours 8:45am-4:45pm. Call 804-658-3341
for more information

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Less:

“I’m sorry, I don't speak Spanish”/ “Lo siento, no hablo español”

More

"I need an interpreter to help me understand / Necesito un interprete para que me ayude a entender"

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Communicative Autonomy

  • Advocates should not be obligated to risk the quality of their services due to extending their capacity to interpret on top of their assigned responsibilities. Interpreters can collaborate with advocates to make sure that victims have communicative autonomy as well as support and guidance. Often, the quality of one or all of these services are jeopardized when just one person is responsible for carrying out all of these roles. 
     

  • Often, bilingual staff members are not trained interpreters, and even if they are trained, a conflict of interest may arise as a result of conflating obligations.

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Trauma

  • When someone who is not impartial to the situation such as a peer, a child, or a family member is used as an interpreter, a great possibility of secondary victimization may arise as a result, or it may create additional problems for the agency or the victim.

  • Free access to a trauma-informed team who is familiar with the scenarios victims often come into contact with (legal, law enforcement, social services, etc.).

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  • Simple online scheduling

  • Virtual, telefonic, and in-person services

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Are trained to be trauma-informed and victim-centered in order to provide services that avoid
re-traumatization

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Go through specialized training to go over our ethics and protocols, with an emphasis on confidential and neutral interpretation

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Are evaluated to demonstrate bilingual competence and are required to provide proof of language proficiency upon applying for a position (testing, degrees, certifications, etc.)

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For Organizations

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Fill out an application

and email it to

hola@latinosenvirginia.org. 

(Download Application Here)

Attend our orientation to learn about how to work with our interpreters

Schedule appointments with our interpreters through our simple online system

Note: SEIB does not provide translation services. Please contact us with any questions or wish to find out more details.

FOR VICTIMS WHO SEEK INTERPRETATION SERVICES

 

If you are a victim of violence and you would like to access an interpreter’s services, please contact our 24/7 Helpline for Spanish speakers:

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(888) 969-1825

Download our Brochure

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Requirements

Our Interpreters Must...

Our Interpreters...

Capacitaciones, Apoyo, y Estudios

TESTIMONIES

"Thank you so much for your flexibility today! Fantastic job - this was the best interpreting experience
I've had in 8+years"

-Briana Valentino

Forensic Interviewer

GRSCAN Child Advocacy Center

NUESTROS SOCIOS

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