Meeting with Governor Youngkin

On July 9th nearly 800 of us watched Governor Youngkin commit to three things: 

  1. Increasing Crisis Receiving Center funding. We asked for $110 million and have so far secured $58 million, and continue to push for more.
  2. Making youth behavioral health his top priority—which he agreed to.
  3. Meeting with coalition leaders from VOICE, the VA Association of Police Chiefs and the VA Hospitals and Healthcare Association later in the fall to receive additional policy recommendations.

In August and September VOICE worked with our coalition partners to convene over a dozen organizations for a multi-week process. We conducted surveys, facilitated an all-day priority-setting meeting, and drafted policies. The result was three top policy priorities that the group presented yesterday to the Governor and key staff.

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