Advocated for an incremental increase in early intervention funding of$1.5 million. This amount was based on estimates for funding the automatic referrals from the Office of Children’s Services for infants and toddlers entering care. This is a Federal Child Abuse Prevention Treatment Act (CAPTA) mandate that had no additional funding attached to it. The EIC, working with our partners, developed a budget, advertising, informational materials and coordinated advocacy. The initiative passed, and was included in the Governor’s budget.