Posts Categorized: Crisis Response


Earlier this week Gov. McDonnell released his budget for the next two years; once session starts January 8, it will be the General Assembly’s job to amend and pass the budget. But first, the citizens get to have a say. Please mark your calendar for Friday, January 3, 2014. This is the time to let the […]

The legislative money committees will hold their regional budget hearings in five locations on January 3, 2014. This is an opportunity for citizens to have their voices heard by some of the most powerful members of the General Assembly. The Campaign for Children’s Mental Health will once again be seeking to have a presence at […]

Our thoughts and prayers are with Sen. Creigh Deeds and his family. We are deeply saddened by today’s events. There will be plenty of time in the coming weeks to understand what led to this tragic situation and have a conversation around critical issues, but for now we keep the Deeds family in our hearts.

Dear Friends of Voices, On behalf of the Voices for Virginia’s Children Board of Directors, I am delighted to inform you that the Board has selected Margaret Nimmo Crowe to serve as the organization’s Executive Director, effective October 15. Our Board is confident that Margaret’s insightful leadership, keen understanding of policy issues and politics, and […]

On Tuesday, September 17th, 2013, an update on the children’s mental health funding initiatives was presented to the Senate Finance Health and Human Resources Subcommittee.  John Pezzoli, Assistant Commissioner for the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, Sandy Bryant, Senior Director of Child and Family Services of the Heath Planning Region I- Horizon Behavioral […]

On August 5th, 2013, Voices–along with NAMI Virginia and our sponsoring partners–held a gubernatorial candidate forum on mental health at Collegiate School in Richmond. Candidates were provided six questions covering a range of topics on both children’s and adult mental health issues ahead of the event. Two of the gubernatorial candidates, Republican nominee Ken Cuccinelli and […]