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                                                                                              Ch er i . Da v i s@ s t at e. c o . u s 
                                                                                              Ch er i   Da v i s , Ref er r a l   Sp ec i a li s t 

                                                                                                                                                      Colorado Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing 

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Boards and Commissions Division 
Auxiliary Aids and Services 

  Interpreter                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Auxiliary Aids
             A professional who pro-                                                                                                                                                                                                                      and
             vides effective communi-                                                                                                                                                                                                                Services for
             cation between all parties                                                                                                                                                                                                            Colorado Courts
             by interpreting the                                                                                                                                                                                                                       and Other
  meaning of spoken/written                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Legal
  communication into sign language                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Settings
  and/or other visual modes of
  communication and vice versa.
  Communication Access Realtime
  Translation Provider. A professional
  who provides effective communication
  via a word-for word translation from
  spoken English to written English.
             Assistive Listening Device.
             A form of auxiliary aid
             working either with a hear-
             ing aid/cochlear implant or
  alone to improve the ability to hear all
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Boards and Commissions Division
  Assistive Listening System. An elec-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Colorado Commission for the Deaf
  tronic system that boosts the decibel                                                                                                                                                                                                                and Hard of Hearing
  transmission of the spoken word and
  works in conjunction with a hearing                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Cliff Moers, Director
  aid.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Cheri Davis, Referral Specialist
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Legal Auxiliary Services Program
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 303.866.4824(v) 303.866.4734 (tty)
     Colorado Revised Statute

The General Assembly hereby                     The presiding officer or similar official of     ·   When a person who is Deaf of Hard of Hear-
                                      any court, board, commission, agency. Or licensing             ing is arrested and taken into custody for an
finds and declares that it is         or law enforcement authority of the state or any               alleged violation of a criminal law of the state
the policy of this state to se­       of its political subdivisions, shall appoint in collabo-       or any of its political sub-divisions
cure the rights of persons who        ration with the Colorado Commission for the
                                                                                                 ·   Probation pre-sentence interviews and
                                      Deaf and Hard of Hearing (the Commission) all
are Deaf or Hard of Hearing                                                                          supervision
                                      qualified Auxiliary Service Providers.
and cannot readily hear or                                                                       ·   Court-ordered attendance at any court, com-
                                                The appointment applies to all jurisdic-
understand or communicate in          tions of the Colorado State Court system. This                 munity based, public and/or private program
                                      does not include the Denver County Court and                   or service related to the disposition of a
spoken language and who                                                                              court case, when service entities submit evi-
                                      any municipal court.
consequently cannot equally                                                                          dence of undue burden.
                                                The appropriate Auxiliary Service Pro-
participate in or benefit from        vider(s) shall be appointed when a person who is           ·   Meeting at the courthouse between an attor-
proceedings of the courts or          Deaf of Hard of Hearing is present as the principal            ney and a client only when privilege has been
                                      party of interest (defendant, plaintiff, respondent,           extended for the Auxiliary Service Provider
any board, commission,
                                      juror, victim or witness) for any stage of a court
agency, or licensing or law                                                                      ·   The Commission will determine the combina-
                                      or legal proceeding such as:
enforcement authority of the                                                                         tion of services needed on a case-by-case
                                      ·    Civil and criminal proceedings                            basis in order to achieve effective communi-
state of any of its political                                                                        cation between all parties involved in a
                                      ·    Court-ordered or court-provided alternative
subdivisions unless qualified              dispute resolution, mediation or arbitration
interpreters or auxiliary             ·    An administrative, commission, or agency
                                           hearing; or a hearing of a licensing authority
services are       available to as­
                                           of the state or any of its political sub-divisions
                                                                                                        Boards and Commissions Division
sist them.
                                      ·    A grand jury or jury proceeding                            Colorado Commission for the Deaf
                                                                                                                   and Hard of Hearing
                                      ·    When a juvenile whose parent (s) or legal
                                           guardian(s) isDeaf or Hard of Hearing , is
                                           brought before a court for any reason                                   Cheri Davis,Referral Specialist

                                                                                                                  1575 Sherman St, 2nd Floor
    Colorado Commission for the                                                                                          Denver, CO 80203
    Deaf and Hard of Hearing                                                                            303.866.4824(voice) 303.866.4734(tty)

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