Language Access

The Language Access Compliance Program

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The Prince George’s County Language Access Compliance Program (LACP) is a division within the Human Relations Commission (HRC) created by the Language Access for Public Services Act of 2017 - CB-62-2017 and the Language Access for Public Services Amendment of 2020 - CB-34-2020. These require that county agencies provide enhanced language access services to the residents of Prince George’s County who cannot, or have limited capacity to, speak, read, or write English. 

The language access program provides training, oversight, monitoring and investigation of Prince George’s County Government's implementation and compliance with the law above. The LACP comprises of three areas: compliance, monitoring, investigation and enforcement; policy guidance, training, and technical support to County agencies; and education and community outreach to County residents. 

Prince George’s County Government Agencies Under Language Access for Public Services Act of 2017

These are the agencies named:

Department of Health

Department of Social Services

Department of Family Services

Department of Housing and Community Development

Housing Authority

Office of Human Resources Management 

Police Department

Department of Corrections

Fire Department 

Office of Central Services 

Department of Public Works and Transportation 

Department of Permitting, Inspection and Enforcement

Office of Finance 

Office of Law 

Office of Community Relations 

Human Relations Commission 

Department of Environment 

County Council 

The Agencies' Responsibilities 

The county agencies listed above are required to do the following: 

  • Collect and report data on language encounters
  • Provide interpretation services in the customer’s language preference
  • Provide written document translations in the customer’s language preference
  • Conduct outreach to LEP/NEP communities

The Language Access Compliance Program is in its initial phases of roll out. Please check back for more information in the coming months. If you would like to learn more about language access in Prince George's County, please contact the Language Access Compliance Program Director, Henry Jimenez, at 301-780-8237 or 301-456-4735 or by emailing