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Culture Matters: Connecticut Judicial Branch Addresses Cultural Competency

The Connecticut Judicial Branch defines cultural competency as the ability of the Branch and its employees to communicate, cooperate, and serve people from all cultural identities with respect, professionalism, integrity, and fairness in a manner that recognizes the individual dignity of each person.

With SJI support, the Judicial Branch developed a video as part of a larger product that is being used to train judges and court staff on becoming more culturally competent and responsive to the public.