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California to funnel billions into mental health overhaul aimed at youth

California Governor Gavin Newsom’s administration has allocated $4.4 billion in one-time funds to create a statewide Children and Youth Behavioral Health Initiative. The “unprecedented” funding aims to create a sweeping transformation of the children’s mental health system. The bulk of the money has yet to be distributed, but efforts to develop a vision and work with stakeholders are underway.