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Breaking News: Federal District Court Approves Idaho’s Implementation Plan for Children’s Mental Health Reform Project

The United States District Court of Idaho issued an order today approving the State of Idaho’s Implementation Plan in the long-standing lawsuit, Jeff D. v. Otter. The Implementation Plan outlines concrete steps Idaho will undertake in order to reform the state’s mental health system for children. Once fully implemented, an estimated 9,000 youth with serious [...]

By | 2016-11-17T17:25:58+00:00 May 17th, 2016|Featured Posts, Idaho, Jeff D., Litigation|0 Comments

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release Date June 12, 2015             Contact: Tom Shanahan, Public Information Manager, Idaho Department of Health and Welfare shanahat@dhw.idaho.gov, 334-0668 Jeff D. lawsuit settlement will lead to improved mental health services for Idaho children An estimated 9,000 Idaho children with serious emotional disturbances could have better access to community-based mental health services as [...]

By | 2016-11-17T17:26:10+00:00 June 12th, 2015|Featured Posts, Jeff D., Litigation|0 Comments

Press Release — Settlement Approved by Court in T.R. v. Dreyfus

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 19, 2013 Contact: Susan Kas, Attorney Disability Rights Washington (206) 324-1521 x203                                                      SYSTEMIC OVERHAUL OF MEDICAID FOR YOUTH WITH MENTAL ILLNESS: Settlement for Statewide Class Action [...]

By | 2016-11-17T17:26:23+00:00 December 19th, 2013|Featured Posts, Litigation, T.R.|0 Comments

Update on the T.R. v. Dreyfus Settlement Agreement

Fairness Hearing Scheduled for Dec. 19th In August, the Editors of Hear Me Out posted a three-part series entitled The Road to Reform in Washington, describing the T.R. v. Dreyfus lawsuit and Young Minds’ efforts to help reform the children’s mental health system in Washington State. As previously reported, the parties to the lawsuit reached [...]

By | 2016-11-17T17:26:24+00:00 October 29th, 2013|Featured Posts, Litigation, T.R.|0 Comments

T.R. v. Dreyfus and the Road to Reform

Improved Mental Health Services for Young People in Washington State - Part 3 This blog post is the third and final part of a three-part series highlighting mental health reform litigation that Young Minds’ has been working on with our co-counsel in Washington State.  Filed in 2009, T.R. v. Dreyfus is a federal class action lawsuit [...]

By | 2016-11-17T17:26:25+00:00 August 30th, 2013|Featured Posts, Litigation, T.R.|0 Comments

T.R. v. Dreyfus and the Road to Reform

Improved Mental Health Services for Young People in Washington State – Part 2 This blog post is the second of a three-part series highlighting mental health reform litigation that Young Minds’ has been working on with our co-counsel in Washington State.  Filed in 2009, T.R. v. Dreyfus is a federal class action lawsuit brought on [...]

By | 2016-11-17T17:26:25+00:00 August 22nd, 2013|Featured Posts, Litigation, T.R.|0 Comments

T.R. v. Dreyfus and the Road to Reform

Improved Mental Health Services for Young People in Washington State This blog post is the first of a three-part series Hear Me Out will post over the next three weeks, highlighting reform litigation that Young Minds’ has been working on with our co-counsel in Washington State.  Filed in 2009, T.R. v. Dreyfus is a federal [...]

By | 2016-11-17T17:26:25+00:00 August 15th, 2013|Featured Posts, Litigation, T.R.|0 Comments

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 | 2016-11-17T17:26:28+00:00 June 12th, 2013|Featured Posts, Jeff D., Litigation|0 Comments

State Calls for County Plans to Roll-out California “Wraparound” Services

On Friday the California Departments of Social Services and Health Care Services jointly issued an All County Information Notice (ACIN) regarding planning around the newly available services called Intensive Care Coordination (ICC) and Intensive Home Based Services (IHBS).  (See Katie A. v. Bonta.)  Today’s blog takes a closer look at the policy letter and its [...]

All County Letter Addressing Katie A. Implementation Released!

A Watershed Moment! The Department of Health Care Services and the California Department of Social Services jointly released an All County Letter today addressing Katie A. implementation entitled, "Readiness Assessment Tool and Service Delivery Plan - Katie A. Implementation."  Exhibits include, "Katie A. Settlement Agreement Implementation of Core Practice Model Readiness Assessment," and "Service Delivery Plan [...]

By | 2016-11-17T17:26:30+00:00 March 15th, 2013|Featured Posts, Katie A., Litigation|0 Comments