Tribunales : Access to the Process : Acceso al Proceso
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Who would benefit from TRIBUNALES?

Persons accused of having committed a criminal offense.
Family members of defendants who do not know what is happening to their loved one.
Staff in police stations with limited access to bilingual personnel, so that they can communicate with newly arrested individuals.
Defense attorneys who wish to review the general process of a criminal case with their clients, step by step.
District attorneys who wish to do the same for victims in a criminal case.
Correctional institutions where detained individuals who have difficulty with reading, seek general information while waiting for a visit from their attorneys or their next date in court.
Community agencies and religious support personnel who develop close ties with those who have been affected, and who fill the gaps left untouched by organized institutions.
Educational institutions which offer degrees in law or related professions and look for ways to expose their students to the perspective of how to provide legal services to persons who do not understand the language or the process.
Citizenship or civics teachers who include a general overview of the criminal justice system in their class curriculum.
Parents of minors who do not know about the role of government in raising children, or the laws related to the care and protection of children in this country.
Bilingual parents and individuals who may wish to consider legal interpreting as a profession for themselves or their children, and who may not be aware of the long term earning potential that exists through their skills in native language and English, while providing assistance to their community.
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International embassies that wish to provide their citizens an orientation about these issues.