We believe communities should promote health and freedom
over punishment and confinement.
The Equitas Project works with communities to disentangle mental health and criminal justice for a more just and prosperous society.
ACTIVATe & Empower Leaders
We work directly with community leaders to support mental wellness and increase equity in the justice system, ultimately creating positive change in our communities.JOIN US
InfluencE & create Policy
We believe policy change can give us the power to move our health and justice systems toward equity and fairness, toward practices which do the most good for more people.LEARN MORE
Equitas National Advisor Rick Raemisch Reduced Solitary Confinement in Colorado by 98%. He’s Just Been Named Public Official of the Year.
Governing Magazine this year recognized Equitas National Advisor and Colorado Department of Corrections Director for ending the overuse o...
There are countless problems in this world that lack ready solutions. Jailing so many people with mental illness is not one of them. Whil...
Why I Ended the Horror of Long-Term Solitary in Colorado’s Prisons By Rick Raemisch, Colorado Department of Corrections Director and E...