History of YES

YES info – explore a collection of YES project information related to the history and current development

Implementation of a settlement reached in the Jeff D. class action lawsuit will result in improved access to community based mental health services for an estimated 9,000 Idaho children.

The settlement aims to address the gaps in Idaho’s mental health system, making it more effective and efficient in meeting the needs of children with serious emotional disturbances and their families. The settlement commits the state to taking a number of concrete steps to develop and implement a sustainable, coordinated, and comprehensive mental health system, including:

Jeff D. Agreement (PDF)

Parents and caretakers, youth, providers, advocates, and contractors participate in the development of the YES system of care. The YES Interagency Governance Team (IGT), was created to provide a forum for collaboration that includes government and community stakeholders

Government Stakeholders

Division of Family and Community Services

Department of Juvenile Corrections (and County partners)

State Department of Education

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