Abigail Frank

  • Hosted by Texas Civil Rights Project
  • Sponsored by Texas Access to Justice Foundation
  • Service location Austin, Texas
  • Law school Georgetown University Law Center
  • Issue area Civil Rights/Civil Liberties
  • Fellowship class year 2009
  • Program AmeriCorps Fellows Program, Design Your Own Fellowship

The Project

Though Texas courts require language interpreters in criminal cases, the needs of Limited English Proficiency (LEP) individuals in civil proceedings go unmet. Often, LEP victims of domestic violence are given little information about legal proceedings in which they are participants, even when child custody, divorce, or family safety is at stake. Abigail educated judges and county policy makers about improving interpretation services and develop litigation with victims of domestic violence in counties that are less amenable to change.

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