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Lansing State Journal Jan. 14, 2020 Advocates sue Lansing for not releasing records in investigation of patient death Sarah Lehr, Lansing State Journal Published Jan. 14, 2020 LANSING – The death of psychiatric patient at Sparrow Hospital has kicked off a legal fight between outside investigators and the city of Lansing.  Advocates filed a lawsuit Monday, alleging Lansing violated federal laws when the city failed to release police records.

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Laurie Kondek, of Northville takes a photo with her son Samuel on their front porch on Friday, Sept. 28, 2019.(Photo: Kimberly P. Mitchell, Detroit Free Press)

Michigan's special education efforts near bottom in nation: U.S. report

If Laurie Kondek could fix what ails Michigan's special education system, it would be this: She would ensure that children like her Samuel — who is severely autistic and has several other ailments —...

MPAS Priorities and Objectives for FY 2019

To comment on our priorities, please take our Priorities Survey. Priority #1:  Eliminate abuse and neglect Objective 1A:  Individuals with disabilities will not be subjected to restraint or...

MPAS Appoints New Deputy Executive Director

Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service, Inc. (MPAS) is pleased to announce that Michelle Roberts has been appointed as the agency’s new Deputy Executive Director.  MPAS, a nonprofit advocacy...
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)

State sued over records about allegations at boys home

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...
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Lawsuit Filed Against the Michigan Department of Human and Health Services

Lawsuit Filed Against the Michigan Department of Human and Health Services Individuals found “not guilty by reason of insanity” face unlawful policies and practices Michigan Protection &...

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Friday June 21 10: 30am - 12:30pm Grand Traverse

Traverse Area District Library
610 Woodmere Avenue
Traverse City, MI 49686

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Berrien County Health Department
2149 East Napier Avenue
Benton Harbor, MI 49022