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The Paul Martin Home for Boys in Detroit is shown in a Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018 photo. A lawsuit accuses state officials of withholding documents about abuse allegations at the home. Michigan Protection and Advocacy Service, known as MPAS, filed a lawsuit Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, against the Department of Health and Human Services. The independent group is empowered under state and federal (AP Photo/Ed White)
DETROIT (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder’s administration is withholding key documents about abuse allegations at a Detroit home for boys, according to a lawsuit from a group that protects the rights of the developmentally disabled. Michigan Protection and Advocacy Service, known as MPAS, filed a lawsuit Monday against the Department of Health and Human Services. The independent group is empowered under state and federal law to investigate abuse and neglect claims, and it wants to know more about the Paul Martin Home for Boys.

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Deaf and Hard of Hearing Prisoners Win Class Action Lawsuit Against MDOC

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Prisoners Win Class Action Lawsuit Court finds MDOC failed to provide assistive technology   A federal district judge recently ruled in favor of plaintiffs in a class action...
Ernie Reynolds First Place Winner, Rosemarie Facilla.

2018 Ernie Reynolds Essay Contest Winners

We are proud to announce the winners of our annual Ernie Reynolds Essay Contest. MPAS holds this contest each year in honor of an outstanding disability rights advocate, Ernie Reynolds, who passed...

Substantiated Abuse and Neglect Complaints in Michigan Care Facilities

Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service, Inc. (MPAS) files complaints against licensed or certified health care professionals involved in abusive and neglectful incidents in nursing homes and...

MPAS Hires New Director of Intake, Information and Referral

Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service, Inc. (MPAS) is pleased to announce Kyle Williams as the agency’s Director of Intake, Information and Referral (I&R).  MPAS, a nonprofit advocacy...

Special Education Appeal Clears Important Hurdle

For Immediate Release November 3, 2017 Contact: Mark McWilliams 517.487.1755, MMcWilliams@mpas.org Special Education Appeal Clears Important Hurdle Michigan Teacher Fighting for Son Lansing, MI – A...

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