RSA-227 for FY-2017: Submission #933

American Samoa
9/30/2017
General Information
Designated Agency Identification
Office of Protection and Advocacy for the Disabled
P.O. Box 3937
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Pago Pago
AS
96799
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Operating Agency (if different from Designated Agency)
Office of Protection and Advocacy for the Disabled
P.O. Box 3937
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Pago Pago
96799
American Samoa
fsavali94@yahoo.com
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Additional Information
Fiaavae Savali
Fiaavae Savali
(684) 699-2441
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Part I. Non-case Services
A. Information and Referral Services (I&R)
50
12
0
40
40
30
172
B. Training Activities
10
220
-Several organizations visited our office during this fiscal years to learn more about each P&A programs.CAP staff was able presented information on CAP program and who are eligible to be served under CAP.The purpose of the training was a requested from these organization and to promote CAP program to these organization; Many attendees are students as well a non-profit organization that serve disabled population. - CAP with other P&A program participated to several government activities that showcases our programs through informational booths. These activities was opened to the public and CAP staff was able to presented information on CAP and how CAP assisted its clients with VR services. <p><p>
C. Agency Outreach
CAP collaborated with other P&A programs in conducting outreach and as well a program advertisements through radio station. These activities provided information and continuously promoted P&A programs to the un-served or underserved individuals as well as the minorities communities. CAP will continue to work with minority community to better serve them in any way it could, and will work on ways of communication through their language of origin, since many of them moved here and brought with them their own culture and language. <p><p>
D. Information Disseminated To The Public By Your Agency
10
0
0
340
0
0
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E. Information Disseminated About Your Agency By External Media Coverage
CAP continuously to disseminated its information through local radio and TV station programs. Many responded by contacting our office for more information. However, CAP worked together with other P&A Programs to conducted outreach to several public places to provide Workshops on all P&A Programs. <p><p>
Part II. Individual Case Services
A. Individuals served
2
16
18
5
1
B. Problem areas
48
13
8
6
0
5
8
2
C. Intervention Strategies for closed cases
20
0
2
0
0
0
22
D. Reasons for closing individuals' case files
14
1
2
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
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E. Results achieved for individuals
0
8
0
1
1
2
0
0
0
0
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Part III. Program Data
A. Age
0
6
12
0
0
18
B. Gender
8
10
18
C. Race/ethnicity of Individuals Served
0
0
0
0
18
0
0
0
D. Primary disabling condition of individuals served
0
0
0
1
10
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
4
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
18
E. Types of Individuals Served
14
2
2
0
0
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
Internal to the State VR agency
Office of Protection and Advocacy for the Disabled
No
N/A
B. Staff Employed
CAP Program Director - continuously provided duties every years in conducting intake for applicants seeking assistance both in the agency's office or other locations as needed. Conducted case assessments to identify all potential courses of action. Maintain through and current knowledge of appropriate community resources for agency applicant and clients. Provide short-term information and referral for clients, families of persons with disabilities, service providers and the general public. Research statutes and regulations to their full extent on behalf of clients; keep abreast of relevant developments in disability law and policies. Develop and maintain effective working relationships with service providers, other agencies, public and private organizations, and the community at large with regard to rights of people with disabilities.<p>Case Manager - Assist in program activities, administrative duties, complete intake form for client and provide information and referral, and referred clients to proper programs for further assistance. Participated in client review case management, and all program activities. <p><p>
Part VI. Case Examples
Case Examples
- Client applied with Vocational Rehabilitation Employment services for a job, but it was taken so long. However, he did not wait for VR services to provide him with his request. He got a job with a Building Construction and started working assisted with light labors . He worked for a month but never received a paycheck. He was told that the company is awaiting funds in order to pay its employees. However, he found out from other co-workers that they received their paycheck in the last two weeks. Client and his mother came to our office and to seek assistance with regarding his problem. CAP visited the company and spoke with the Supervisor on this matter. He apologized with their action and compensate the clients by issued a checks that covered two month. He offered a full time job for the client but he denied it since he wanted to apply for a small business through VR Independent Living. <p><p>Clients mother came to voice her frustration with VR Independent Living. Her daughter applied for a small business. She provided all documents needed, but it was taken for VR to respond and there was no action done with her request. CAP met with VR Independent Living staffs to discuss this matter. However, VR stated that the delay was due other government agencies that were supposed to complete the removal of some trees an electricity pole that make it hard for them to reach the clients house since they lived way up on the mountain. CAP collaborated with these government agencies and it has speed up the process so that the client can be served. As of now the clients is awaiting her materials to do her gardening. <p><p>
Certification
Approved
Dr. Peter Tinitali
Director
2017-12-29
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