Prop. 47 Money Will Fund Some Youth Prevention Efforts in California
Back in 2014, voters in California strongly supported a ballot measure that hoped to siphon away funds earmarked for incarceration and invest them in community-based approaches to prevention instead. Prop. 47 downgraded some nonviolent drug and property offenses from felonies to misdemeanors and allowed the state to channel the cost savings into programs for mental health, job training, substance use disorder treatment, housing support and truancy prevention.