In November 2016, California voters legalized adult use and sales of cannabis, and authorized state excise taxes that are estimated to generate up to $1 billion in revenue for regulation, research, public safety, prevention and treatment. A group of stakeholders representing youth-serving organizations and agencies across the state has issued recommendations for use of the tax revenue allocated to youth substance use education, prevention and treatment that emphasize a trauma-informed approach.
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Greetings...Wanted to say, hi and thank you for all of your ongoing group. I am an attorney with Disability Rights CA and am working to help transition those with developmental disabilities from the Sonoma Development Center back out into the community. I am also a former SF Public Defender who has worked with our youth who have developmental as well as mental health disabilities. Please drop me a line if you would like to chat/have coffee, etc. Thanks....Stephen Zollman
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Mendocino County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) are partnering with First 5 and others to educate their Board of Supervisors- specifically asking for “20 by 2020”. Meaning 20% of the MJ revenue will be set aside to support children by the year 2020. Their talking points and community stories are well organized and powerful. Karen
@Allen K. Nishikawa Oh, indeed! The language in the initiative is pretty vague in terms of what types of programs and interventions are eligible for the YEPT fund, but it is clear that the funds are not to be used to supplant existing funding sources. That's not to say that legislators won't attempt and end-run.
@Karen Clemmer (ACEs Connection Staff) Thank you for this tip! It's definitely worth looking into Mendocino's efforts. Is 20% set-aside to come from local cannabis tax revenue, or from the Prop. 64 youth education, prevention and treatment fund?
I would love to meet up and hear more about your work and how you think it is going to impact the Sonoma Valley and greater county. Nick Dalton Assistant Director of Hanna Boys Center firstname.lastname@example.org
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