How can JVS Interpreter Services help you communicate effectively with new communities?
For face-to-face appointments or over the phone, JVS provides skilled and reliable interpreters:
For written translation of specific documents, JVS provides experienced and accurate translators:
JVS Interpreter Services offers affordable rates and quality services in over 35 languages. We offer a non-profit rate and a for-profit rate for both interpreting and translating.
If you are interested in Interpreter Services, contact:
Maria A. Rodriguez at firstname.lastname@example.org
816-471-2808, Ex. 1159
JVS offers the longest-running, nationally-based interpreter training program in the region, Bridging the Gap™ , a 40-hour medical and social services training for bilingual interpreters. Interpreters earn a Certificate of Completion in Bridging the Gap after passing a final exam. (Bridging the Gap is the interpreter training program and NOT the Kansas City recycling organization, also called Bridging the Gap.) For more information about Bridging the Gap click here and download the application.
JVS also offers specific and advanced interpreting training courses throughout the year. A Certificate of Completion is issued by JVS once the interpreter passes a final exam.
We offer cultural competency in-service training for health care and social services professionals on the front-lines of service. Training sessions are designed in collaboration with you to meet your requirements and timeframe. A few examples include:
JVS also offers additional courses for Interpreter Services: Advanced Interpreting in Domestic Violence
Location: JVS, 4600 The Paseo, KCMO 64110
Provides 15 credits in continuing education to maintain CCHI certification
“Kansas City Public Schools (KCPS) has used JVS for interpreting services for almost two years and it’s been a great partnership! Whether translating for families in our Special Education Department or assisting our ELL students during state testing, JVS has accommodated all of our needs – many times with very short notice. The interpreters are professional, talented, and on time! Annual district surveys given to parents indicate higher approval ratings for the district with our ELL parents. We attribute this to the increased usage of interpreters during parent meetings. We look forward to continuing our successful partnership with JVS for many more years”.
-Dr. Vickie Murillo
Assistant Superintendent, Accountability, Assessment and Academic Precision