The Trevor Project partnered with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and successfully drafted, introduced and passed the first law in the nation mandating a suicide prevention school policy that specifically addresses the needs of LGBTQ youth. The Youth Suicide Prevention and School Climate Survey Act was passed by the Washington, DC City Council and not long after we set our sights on California. A bill modeled after DC’s was introduced in early 2016 and at the end of the FY16 had already passed the California Assembly and was making its way through the California state senate. We continued to meet with legislators to push for the reauthorization of the Garrett Lee Smith Memorial Act which is one of the only sources of federal funding for states and institutions of higher education to provide suicide prevention and intervention services.