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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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Ernie Reynolds Memorial Essay Contest

Entries Being Accepted for the Ernie Reynolds Memorial Essay Contest Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service, Inc. is proud to, once again, hold our annual essay contest in honor of an outstanding...

Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service, Inc. Priorities and Objectives for FY 2017

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

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...
A family is gearing up to fight a school district that is suing them over their desire to keep their special needs son in his school.

2015 Teacher of the Year now fighting district over her son's educational rights

This article orginally appeared on WXYZ by Kim Russel. 7:09 PM, May 24, 2016 10:09 AM, May 25, 2016 WALLED LAKE, Mich. (WXYZ) - Last year she was celebrated by her district - named 2015 Michigan...

Meet the 2016 Ernie Reynolds Essay Contest Winners

Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service, Inc. is proud to announce the winners of our annual Ernie Reynolds Essay Contest.   MPAS holds this contest each year in honor of an outstanding disability...

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