Executive Summary, January 2013
In July 2012, the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) contracted with the Texas Institute for Excellence in Mental Health at the University of Texas at Austin to perform an external evaluation of the Youth Empowerment Services (YES) Waiver. The YES Waiver is a 1915(c) Medicaid waiver targeting children and youth at risk of psychiatric hospitalization and out-of-home placement. A description of the YES Waiver is available on the DSHS YES Waiver website. The evaluation focuses on the YES Waiver implementation and operation in Bexar County and Travis County from March 2010 to July 2012.
Program Evaluation, November 2012