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Vera Institute of Justice: Accepting Bids for Language Translation Services

Proposals are due on January 31, 2020

The Center on Victimization and Safety at the Vera Institute of Justice is releasing a Requests for Proposals for language translation services. Vera seeks a qualified, translation services provider to provide document language translation services for materials for meetings, email correspondence, promotional materials, and an array of other documents for translation.


At Vera in the Center on Victimization and Safety, we host a variety of webinars, virtual and in-person meetings, virtual learning communities, and training and technical assistance events about accessibility, community engagement, marginalization, violence, victimization, and other related topics.

Vera seeks a language translation company who will work to provide language translations for our variety of documents, emails, and PowerPoint presentations. We expect to need captions for over 400 documents in the next 5 years.

For some webinars and events, we want to host and/or provide in languages other than English. For many events, including all webinars and many virtual meetings, we will include American Sign Language (ASL), whereas others we will include Spanish, or other requested languages. We will need to be able to access multiple formats of translated files files, including doc., docx, PDF, .ppt, and pptx.

For more information on guidelines, proposal requirements, and the selection criteria and process, please see the attached Request for Proposals.

Download the Request for Proposals

Proposals for post-captioning and audio description services are due by January 31, 2020 by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Send your proposal to the attention of Charity Hope at [email protected]

About Vera

The Vera Institute of Justice (Vera) works to drive change and urgently build and improve justice systems that ensure fairness, promote safety, and strengthen communities. Through our Center on Victimization and Safety (CVS), we enhance efforts to prevent and address violence. Every year many children and adults in the United States become victims of crime including those who experience violent crime. Yet fewer than 1 out of 10 victims receive services to help them cope with the impact of crime on their lives, protect them from further harm, and help them to heal.

Fueled by a commitment to closing this gap, the Center on Victimization and Safety is supporting a new generation of victim services. We’re helping communities around the country fashion services that reach, appeal to, and benefit all victims. Our work includes initiatives focused on populations at elevated risk of harm who are often marginalized by mainstream services.

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