Request For Accommodations

Persons with a disability recognized under the Americans with Disabilities Act are entitled to a reasonable accommodation. The intent of the Wayne County Probate Court is to assure that individuals with a disability have equal and full access to the judicial system.

Physical Mobility Impairment

Requests for reasonable accommodations for physical mobility impairment may be submitted on the Request for Accommodations form to the ADA Contact Person for the designated court location.

The ADA Contact Persons will facilitate requests for accommodations.

ADA Coordinator
Yvonne S. Owen
Two Woodward Avenue
1305 Coleman A. Young Municipal Center
Detroit, MI 48226
Telephone: 313-224-8373
Fax: 313-967-4022

Email: yowen@wcpc.us

 

Hearing, Speech and/or Visual Impairment

Requests for assisted listening devices, interpreters or readers for the hearing or visually impaired may be presented to the ADA contact person designated at the court location, the Courtroom Clerk, or staff in the courtroom of the judge or judicial officer who will preside over the proceeding.


Grievance Process

If you believe you have been denied a "reasonable" accommodation and wish to dispute the denial, submit your complaint as soon as possible but no later than 60 calendar days after the alleged violation to:

ADA Coordinator
Yvonne S. Owen

Two Woodward Avenue
1305 Coleman A. Young Municipal Center
Detroit, MI 48226
Telephone: 313-224-8373
Fax: 313-967-4022
Email:
yowen@wcpc.us

Within 15 calendar days after receiving the complaint, the ADA Coordinator or designee will consult with the complainant to discuss the complaint and the possible resolutions. Within 15 calendar days after the consultation, the ADA Coordinator or designee will respond in writing in a format accessible to the complainant. The ADA Coordinator should inquire as to what format is accessible to the complainant. The response will explain the position of the court and offer options for a substantive resolution of the complaint.

If the response by the ADA Coordinator or designee does not satisfactorily resolve the issue, the complainant or complainant's designee may request a review of the decision within 15 calendar days after receiving the response.

Within 15 calendar days after receipt of the request for review, the Probate Register or designee will consult with the complainant to discuss the complaint and possible resolutions. Within 15 calendar days after the consultation, the chief judge or designee will respond in writing in a format accessible to the complainant, with a final resolution of the complaint.

All written complaints received by the ADA Coordinator, requests for review to the chief judge or designee, and responses from these two offices will be retained by the court for at least three years from the date of the last written response or other final communication.