Sen. Kaine Tours Woodbridge CRC

Since 2021, VOICE and our key allies have fought hard to bring a Crisis Receiving Center (CRC) to Prince William County to fruition.  It is exciting to see this vital project build such momentum. On March 20, Sen. Tim Kaine, local elected officials, and healthcare professionals toured the new, soon-to-be-established mental health CRC in Prince William County.  

Read more about Monday’s visit here.

Earlier this month the disturbing and tragic law enforcement-involved death of Irvo Otieno at Virginia’s Central State Hospital is yet another reminder of the need to reform the Commonwealth’s mental health system and why law enforcement’s involvement in mental health crises should be limited. This tragedy only highlights the imperative that we move away from a system that relies on jail and emergency rooms toward one of humane treatment and care.

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