Our Mission: Health, Justice, Prosperity.

What We Do

By supporting efforts to raise public awareness and implement sensible programming and policy, and through convening influential allies locally and nationally, Equitas focuses collective problem-solving energy on managing mental and behavioral health challenges, and other challenges stemming from hidden disabilities and disadvantages. Furthermore, we support efforts that ensure society does not default to the criminal justice system. Learn how you can help.

Read our newest blog on Mental Health Awareness 2018.

In the News

In coordination with the National Association for Public Defense and the Office of the Colorado State Public Defender, Equitas convened public defense representatives from across the country for Course Corrections: National Public Defenders’ Summit on Mental Health & Criminal Justice in March, 2018. Resources can be found here!

Equitas co-hosted the 15th Annual NAMI Indiana Mental Health and Criminal Justice Summit in Indianapolis, Indiana on March 23.

Visit our Events page to learn more about past and future events. New resources and documents are now available!

Want to learn more about our work? View past newsletters here.