Why "Interpreting in Secure Facilities" Course?

As an interpreter having support is essential to your success. There are a variety of reasons why interpreters do not accept secure facility assignments. Some of these reasons include misconceptions about secure facilities, insufficient training, and lack of support after assignments. With this course, we are working to change this narrative, and support interpreters so they feel equipped to accept these assignments.

  • This course is for ASL interpreters who would like to work in or who currently work in secure facilities. It's also for any interpreter who would like to increase their knowledge in this setting

  • Education on this topic benefits Deaf/DeafBlind/Hard of Hearing individuals who are in secure facilities.

  • Eliminate gaps in communication for the Deaf/DeafBlind/Hard of Hearing individuals in secure facilities.

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  1. 1
    • Interpreting In Secure Facilities: Learning Objectives

  2. 2
    • Department of Corrections (DOC) Dress Code for Interpreters

    • DOC question

  3. 3
    • Sex Offender Acronyms: Facilities

    • Sex Offender Acronyms: Psychoeducational

    • Sex Offender Acronyms: Therapy and Support

    • Sex Offender Acronyms: Treatment

  4. 4
    • Prison Terms A-E for Interpreters

    • Prison Terms F-P for Interpreters

  5. 5
    • Secure Facility Acronyms: Treatment

  6. 6
    • Sex Offender Terms A – F

    • Sex Offender Terms G – P

    • Sex Offender Terms R – V

    • SO Question

  7. 7
    • Feedback and Obtaining CEUs

    • Share your Feedback