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$570,000 Psych Service Grant for UCSB After May Murders


Eight months after the Isla Vista murders, UCSB received a $570,000 grant from the Department of Education to bolster its mental-health support systems, hire additional psychologists, add more social workers, and bring on an additional staff member to coordinate the services. According to a statement from Rep. Lois Capps’s office, UCSB saw the demand for individual therapy services increase by 27 percent since the May tragedy, crisis follow-up has increased by 86 percent, and on-call intakes have increased by 183 percent.

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