RSA-227 for FY-2017: Submission #929

Northern Marianas
9/30/2017
General Information
Designated Agency Identification
NMPASI
P.O. Box 503529
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Saipan
MP
96950
http://www.nmpasi.org
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Operating Agency (if different from Designated Agency)
NMPASI
P.O. Box 503529
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Saipan
96950
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jrayphand@nmpasi.org
http://www.nmpasi.org
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Additional Information
Jimmy Sablan
James Rayphand
(670) 235-7273
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Part I. Non-case Services
A. Information and Referral Services (I&R)
5
0
0
5
3
0
13
B. Training Activities
44
3093
<p>ON 10/6-7/16 CAP staff presented information ADA Titles I-III, disability discrimination, CAP and other P&amp;A program services, stress management and leadership skills to 18 participants from the COmmonwealth Office on Transit Authority (COTA) at the Pacific Islands Club. The training was four hours per day with 10 participants on day one and eight participants on day 2. These presentations were part of COTAs professional development training.</p><p>
C. Agency Outreach
<p>The CNMI CAP program conductes outreach efforts to the islands of Tinian and Rota at least six times annually. Prior to visits on Rota, CAP staff inform the Mayor's Office in order for the schedule to be broadcast on their local news and media TV station. During outreach events and trainings, brochures are disseminated which contain contact information for the CAP program.</p><p>
D. Information Disseminated To The Public By Your Agency
0
0
0
722
3
0
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E. Information Disseminated About Your Agency By External Media Coverage
<P><p>
Part II. Individual Case Services
A. Individuals served
8
6
14
0
6
B. Problem areas
0
0
0
2
0
12
0
0
C. Intervention Strategies for closed cases
0
2
3
3
0
0
8
D. Reasons for closing individuals' case files
3
4
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
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E. Results achieved for individuals
1
0
0
3
0
0
0
4
0
0
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Part III. Program Data
A. Age
1
2
4
6
1
14
B. Gender
5
9
14
C. Race/ethnicity of Individuals Served
0
0
3
0
6
2
3
0
D. Primary disabling condition of individuals served
0
1
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
1
0
1
0
0
0
1
0
1
0
2
2
0
0
1
1
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
14
E. Types of Individuals Served
0
0
13
0
1
0
Part IV. Systemic Activities and Litigation
A. Non-Litigation Systemic Activities
0
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B. Litigation
0
0
0
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Part V. Agency Information
A. Designated Agency
External-Protection and Advocacy agency
Northern Marianas Protection & Advocacy Systems, Inc
No
N/A
B. Staff Employed
<p>Executive Director</p><p><p>Two Program managers</p><p><p>Two Legal Counsels</p><p><p>Projects Specialist</p><p><p>Client Advocate</p><p>
Part VI. Case Examples
Case Examples
<p>16-CAP-007: Case was opened to assist a 72 years old Pacific Island male with visual impairments living with his family on Saipan, in regard to obtaining OVR services, specifically acquiring eye glasses. CAP advocate investigated and discovered OVR did not want to pay for our cient's eye glasses, because he does not meet the criteria for vision impairment. This advocate negotiated that client's IPE was approved and listed &quot;Prescription glasses if recommended&quot;. According to client's vision report from Marianas Eye Institute, his doctor did recommend eye glasses. Eventually, client was able to acquire his eyeglasses through payment from VR agency.</p><p><p>16-CAP-009: Case was opened to assist a 36 year old Pacific Island male with neurological impairment living on Tinian in regards to disputing OVR actions. Client was informed by OVR that he no longer was in need of OVR services as he had no impediment to work and his case was closed although his IPE was not completed. Advocates communicated with client's counselor and negotiated for the reopening of his case and the completion of service under his IPE, namely a specialized chair for his back. Client retianed job through OVR assistance. Case closed.</p><p>
Certification
Approved
James M Rayphand
Executive Director
2017-01-01
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