August 6th, 2019 | 14 mins 15 secs
al moreno, anisa rahim, interpretation, language access, language barrier, legal services, lep, lsnj, new jersey, new jersey courts, right to an interpreter, spanish, translation
LSNJ attorney Anisa Rahim discusses the importance of language services in New Jersey state agencies, in order to ensure meaningful access to legal rights. She is joined by LSNJ’s Director of Language Services Al Moreno, who provides some insight as to the importance of interpretation and translation services in a legal context, and some of the challenges faced by non-profits with limited funding.
March 21st, 2019 | 16 mins 36 secs
child separation, child welfare, dcpp, dyfs, family first, family law, foster family, frp, jerry milner, legal aid, legal services of new jersey, lsnj, poverty, rajaraman
LSNJ attorney Jey Rajaraman discusses recent federal emphasis on preventive services in the child welfare system and state and local efforts to help low-income families remain intact. She is joined by Associate Commissioner of the Children's Bureau Jerry Milner, to discuss the Family First Prevention Services Act of 2018 and the resulting increased flexibility of Title IV-E funds.
September 20th, 2018 | 20 mins 37 secs
clearing your record online, criminal law, criminal record, cyro, expungement, new jersey legislature, politics
LSNJ attorney Akil Roper explains the legal process available for people to clear a criminal record and some important recent reforms to the law. He is joined by New Jersey State Senator Sandra Cunningham, one of the primary sponsors of the legislation, to discuss why expungement is so important for those with arrests and convictions.