Encouraging Non-Violence through Legal Assistance and Community Education
Meaning link or connection in Spanish, ENLACE was created to help Latino victims navigate the judicial system and learn about their legal options.
The ENLACE program:
•Offers cultural competency and immigration training to legal professionals, law enforcement officers, prosecutors, and other victim service providers.
•Fosters the development of local bilingual victim assistance networks and technical assistance to enhance the continuity of support for Latino victims.
•Increases the capacity of organizations that seek to serve Latino communities through cultural competency training and information resources.
•Trains professionals to find culturally appropriate ways to work with Latino victims and effectively advocate for the Latinos they already serve.
•Advocates crime reporting and access to protective orders or other legal services
•Collaborates with bilingual/bicultural attorneys to provide legal presentations and individual consultation to community members and service providers across the state.