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NMPASI In the News

Tuesday, October 14, 2014:

Disability employment training for employers:

Gov. Eloy S. Inos proclaimed October as National Disability Employment Awareness Month on Oct. 3, 2014. As part of the NDEAM awareness activities, the planning committee has lined up a series of workshops/trainings this month to benefit employers by way of increasing their awareness and understanding of disability employment issues...

Thursday, September 04, 2014:

NMPASI cuts employee salaries, retains executive director:

(Press Release) — The Northern Marianas Protection & Advocacy Systems Inc. board of directors adopted a new budget for fiscal year 2014 which incorporates an across-the-board salary cut of 7.5 percent for all of its employees...

Tuesday, August 05, 2014:

NMPASI raises $1,078.21 from ‘Fun-Raiser’:

Local businesses and community members donated to NMPASI in support of it first annual “fun-raiser” held last July 26, 2014, in celebration of the 24th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act...

Monday, August 04, 2014:

NMPASI ‘fun-raiser’ earns over $1,000:

NORTHERN Marianas Protection and Advocacy Systems Inc. collected $1,078.21 through its “fun-raiser” activity on July 26...

Monday, August 04, 2014:

NMPASI regrets loss of manamko’ funding:

NORTHERN Marianas Protection and Advocacy Systems Inc. Executive Director James Rayphand expressed his regret over funding that the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs stopped providing after NMPASI filed a lawsuit four years ago...

Friday, May 02, 2014:

Woman allegedly forcibly taken to psychiatric ward:

A woman filed yesterday a $1.2 million lawsuit in federal court against the CNMI government and other co-defendants over her alleged forced removal from her house on Rota by a police officer and other persons and her detention in the psychiatric ward of the Commonwealth Health Center on Saipan...

Friday, April 18, 2014:

DCCA organizes 2-day workshop for all personnel:

The Department of Community and Cultural Affair held a two-day workshop to present action plans, accomplishments, and outreach at the Pacific Islands Club?s Charley?s Cabaret on April 15 and 16...

Monday, April 07, 2014:

A community of StaRs navigating change:

Over 120 community members gathered at the Royal Taga Hall of the Saipan World Resort on Saturday for the inaugural Family Awareness Workshop hosted by the Talaabwogh StaR Association...

NMPASI works with the community every day to address some of the CNMI's toughest issues.

Our Mission:
To Protect the civil, legal and human rights of individuals with disabilities.

Proud Member of the CNMI "Tri-Agency"

Additional Resources:

  • Council on Developmental Disabilities (CNMI CDD)
  • University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD)
  • ADA Homepage
  • Guam Developmental Disabilities Council
  • CNMI Office of the Governor and Lt. Governor

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