Upcoming Webcast Criminal Justice 101 Scheduled for ASL Interpreters


Webcast presenter Wendi Coker

Deaf Action Center will hold a webcast called Crminial Justice 101 starting at 8 am EST on February 8, 2014. This webcast will offer a basic to moderate overview of vocabulary that you will run across while interpreting for your local law enforcement. We will discuss how and when we are to facilitate culture mediation, as well as how to maintain our role in uncomfortable situations. During the last hour of this webcast, we will explore different avenues of interpreting the Miranda Rights. Although you will not leave this webcast as a scholar in this field, you will have obtained a base knowledge in Criminal Justice. Upon completion, you will earn. 0.300 CEU’s.

The webcast is presented by Wendi Coker. Wendi Coker has worked in the interpreting field for over 20 years and holds National Interpreter Certification (NIC) from the National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf. Her interpreting experience encompasses a variety of settings including, medical, legal, mental health, post-secondary education, vocational and religion. She is currently the Interpreter Coordinator at the Deaf Action Center in Shreveport, LA. Wendi is an accomplished workshop and webcast presenter on a variety of subjects. She has also worked for the Bossier Parish Sheriff’s office for 8 years in a variety of setting including, civil, patrol and detectives and is Post Certified in law enforcement. Wendi has worked in deaf ministry for over 12 years. Through that ministry, an evangelistic deaf choir was established called “Hands of Praise”. Wendi traveled with this team for several years ministering to deaf all over.

For more information about this webcast, visit the website by clicking here.

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