February 10, 2022
By: Alice Bufkin
Alice Bufkin, CCC’s Associate Executive Director for Policy and Advocacy, testified February 10, 2022 to the New York State FY 2023 Joint Legislative Budget Hearing for Mental Hygiene regarding priorities to address the child and adolescent behavioral health crisis.
With millions in new federal funding entering the state, New York has an unprecedented opportunity to change the state’s trajectory and address the root barriers to children’s access to behavioral health supports. The Governor’s Executive Budget takes critically important steps towards addressing these barriers, and Alice’s testimony draws attention to the need to fund and sustain these investments, as well as make significant additional investments to address the children’s behavioral health crisis.