Language Access Plan Feedback Needed

March 13, 2024
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DCYF has expanded the Language Access Services Team and team members have been hard at work drafting a Language Access Plan (LAP). The goal of the Plan is to promote equity and inclusion and offer language access services in a consistent manner across all DCYF divisions and offices. 

The Language Access Services Team is looking for feedback from our partners, tribes, and families regarding the initial Plan and ways to improve it. Consider joining us during an information session and taking our survey. Your voice is critical to the implementation of the Language Access Plan – we want to hear from you!

From the feedback we have gathered so far, the Language Access Services Team has added several virtual meeting dates to provide more opportunity for community members to give their feedback on the Plan. The team will also be attending DCYF and community-sponsored events throughout Washington to promote DCYF’s LAP, collect feedback, and raise awareness that language access services are free.

Virtual Meeting Dates 

We will be hosting information sessions on the following dates. Register for a virtual meeting and you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 

  • Tuesday, Mar. 19 | Language Access Plan (Russian) | 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. | Register
  • Wednesday, Mar. 20 | Language Access Plan (Vietnamese) | 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. | Register
  • Thursday, Mar. 21 | Language Access Plan (Chinese - simplified) | 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. | Register
  • Tuesday, April 2 | Language Access Plan (American Sign Language) | 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. | Register     
  • Tuesday, April 9 | Language Access Plan | 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. | Register    
  • Tuesday, April 30 | Language Access Plan |12:00 – 1:00 p.m. | Register

If you need assistance or support with language services for any of the presentations, including an ASL interpreter, please email our Language Access Team at so that we can provide accommodations at no cost to you.


If you have questions or would like us to join a community-sponsored event, please contact the Language Access Team at