Wesley Sheffield

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Wesley Sheffield

About Wesley Sheffield

Wesley Sheffield is an Associate Attorney at Young Minds.

California Legislation Update

Assembly Bill 76 Threatens Open Access to Public Records of Local Agencies Last week, the California Legislature passed Assembly Bill 76, a budget trailer bill that makes significant changes to the California Public Records Act (CPRA), ultimately weakening the public’s right to open records. Under existing state law, the CPRA requires local and state agencies [...]

By |2019-04-24T13:41:31-08:00June 20th, 2013|Featured Posts|1 Comment

Advocacy Update

Jeff D. Parties Exploring A Collaborative Approach to Improving Idaho’s Children’s Mental Health System Last week, Young Minds Advocacy Project along with co-counsel Howard Belodoff and the National Center for Youth Law (NCYL) met with the state defendants to discuss Jeff D. v. Evans. Originally filed in 1980, the Jeff D. case seeks to provide [...]

By |2019-04-24T13:41:30-08:00June 12th, 2013|Featured Posts, Jeff D., Litigation|0 Comments

In Plain English-Wraparound

Wraparound Advocates have pressed hard in recent years to increase access to “Wraparound” for young people with significant behavioral health needs.  A key strategy has been to encourage states to formally incorporate wraparound into the Early Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT) entitlement. These efforts have resulted in significant reforms in several states [...]

By |2019-04-24T16:31:13-08:00March 12th, 2013|Featured Posts, In Plain English|0 Comments

In Plain English–EPSDT

What is an "Entitlement"? Some of the most important rights to mental health care for children and youth come from federal “entitlement” programs. In order to benefit from and protect these rights, it is critical to understand them. What does it mean to have an entitlement to mental health care? Generally, an entitlement is [...]

By |2019-08-19T16:04:59-08:00February 5th, 2013|EPSDT, Featured Posts, In Plain English|0 Comments