Non-Legal Victim Service Providers

Non-Legal Victim Service Providers

With funding from the DC Office of Victim Services, Ayuda’s Victim Services Interpreter Bank helps to ensure that a language barrier never stands in the way when a victim of crime needs help to recover.

Our bank provides assistance with in-person interpretation, translations, and telephonic interpretation. Our in-person interpreters are specially-trained on how to work in the victim-services setting and are available at all hours of the day and night—every day of the year on a scheduled or emergency basis.

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We offer you the following free services to ensure that you are able to assist those  you help, regardless of the language spoken by them:

  • Specially-trained, in-person interpreters working in 13 languages. Our interpreters have all completed training on how to work in the victim-services setting. You can request an interpreter in advance or for immediate assistance. Interpreters can be requested at any time of the day or night, every day of the year.
  • Telephonic interpretation in more than 200 languages, available at any hour of the day or night, every day of the year.
  • Translation of documents into dozens of languages.

If you ever have any questions or concerns, please contact us at interpreterbank@ayuda.com.

You can also contact our director, David Steib, at david@ayuda.com.

View our procedures and forms.

Interested Providers

If you have never used the services of the Victim Services Interpreter Bank before but would like to, you may be able to join our bank. If you meet certain criteria, and if there is funding available, you will receive services for free.

Eligibility

You may apply to receive free services from the Victim Services Interpreter Bank if you are a non-profit organization that provides non-legal victim services to DC residents or to individuals who were victims of crimes committed in DC.

Before completing an application to become part of the Victim Services Interpreter Bank, please contact us to ensure that our funding allows for accepting new applications at this time. You may write to interpreterbank@ayuda.com.

Download Application: VSIB Provider Application and MOU

Grantees of the DC Office of Victim Services must report their usage of the Victim Services Interpreter Bank in their quarterly reports to the DC Office of Victim Services.