Impact Litigation 2016-11-17T17:25:45+00:00



Impact Litigation

We use impact litigation to increase access to in-home and community-based mental healthcare for thousands of young people in California and other Western states. Access to in-home and community-based services (IHCBS) and supports, also known as “Wraparound”, allow youth to live and thrive in their own homes and communities rather than in institutions or hospitals.

Using the law to advocate for youth gives us a unique advantage in driving change. We are able to continue to fight for young people and their families; even after all other advocacy efforts have been exhausted.

Our impact litigation efforts include:

  • Serving as co-counsel in three class-action lawsuits
  • Working collaboratively with state and local agencies and community stakeholders to implement settlement agreement provisions
  • Ensuring accountability of state and local agencies in the roll-out of services
  • Providing trainings to local organizations regarding service arrays and implementation

Current Cases

Latest Blog Posts

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

May 17th, 2016|0 Comments

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 [...]


June 12th, 2015|0 Comments

For Immediate Release Date June 12, 2015             Contact: Tom Shanahan, Public Information Manager, Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, 334-0668 Jeff D. lawsuit settlement will lead to improved mental health services for Idaho [...]

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

December 19th, 2013|0 Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 19, 2013 Contact: Susan Kas, Attorney Disability Rights Washington (206) 324-1521 x203                                         [...]

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