AB 462 – Assemblywoman Wendy Carrillo’s Bill to Expand the Pipeline of Mental Health Professionals – Reaches Governor Newsom’s Desk

(Sacramento, CA) – Both the Senate and Assembly have voted to send Assemblywoman Wendy Carrillo’s (AD-51, Los Angeles) AB 462 to Governor Gavin Newsom’s desk. AB 462 removes the unnecessary requirement that California’s Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (LPCCs) complete additional coursework and training hours to work with couples and families – work that they are already well prepared for after completing all of the requirements for licensure.

Assemblywoman Wendy Carrillo Secures $15 Million Investment in 2021-22 California State Budget for Partnership with Homeboy Industries

(Sacramento, CA) – Governor Gavin Newsom signed SB 129, legislation reflecting the majority of the 2021 California State Budget, championed by Assemblywoman Wendy Carrillo (AD-51, Los Angeles). As part of this agreement, Homeboy Industries, the largest gang rehabilitation and re-entry program in the world, will receive $15 million in funding, allocated over a multi-year period and in partnership with the State, to support the expansion of employment opportunities and comprehensive wrap-around services at all ten of its social enterprises.

Assemblywoman Wendy Carrillo Calls for Justice for Victim Burned After Flammable Liquid Was Thrown at Them at a Homeless Encampment in Lincoln Park

The unhoused victim of this assault has yet to be identified by name. According to the Los Angeles Police Department, (LAPD) he remains hospitalized and intubated. One suspect was detained, but due to conflicting statements, was released the following day

(Los Angeles, CA) – Assemblywoman Wendy Carrillo (AD-51) is calling for a thorough investigation of the horrific assault in which an unhoused individual was burned after flammable liquid was thrown at them in a Lincoln Park homeless encampment last Wednesday.