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Northern Marianas Protection and Advocacy Systems, INC. (NMPASI)

Northern Marianas Protection and Advocacy Systems, INC. (NMPASI)

Mr. James Rayphand Executive Director
Location: Middle Rd., Gualo Rai, Saipan
PO Box 503529 Saipan, MP 96950
Telephone: (670) 235-7273/4
Facsimile: (670) 235-7275

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NMPASI, a local non-profit organization, administers grant programs from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)/Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS)/Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the Administration on Developmental Disabilities (ADD), and the Human Resources Services Administration (HRSA), the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA), and the Social Security Administration (SSA).

GOAL 1: To provide legally-based advocacy services on behalf of individuals with disabilities and their families in the CNMI.

1.1: Facilitate appropriate advocacy and provide direct representation for eligible individuals with disabilities in the community (at least one more than the previous fiscal year).

1.2: Facilitate sufficient technical assistance to individuals with disabilities, family members o individuals with disabilities and other members of the general community at large.

1.3: Facilitate appropriate representation for un/underserved individuals with disabilities (including but not limited to those living in institutions or other housing facilities).

GOAL 2: To advance the understanding of and appreciation for Protection & Advocacy services and disability-related issues in the CNMI.

2.1: Facilitate opportunities for the community to engage in learning about disability-related issues.

2.2: Promote the understanding of local and federal disability lazos,

2.3: Foster local capacity in self-advocacy for individuals with disabilities

GOAL 3: To enhance the quality of protection & advocacy services and the efficiency of the organization's operations