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.


In the News

Read Executive Director Vincent Atchity’s piece on the vital role of sheriffs, deputies, and other first responders in redirecting mental health care in our communities for Sheriff & Deputy Magazine!


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

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

The Course Corrections: National Summit on Mental Health & Criminal Justice Law & Policy was held on January 17 & 18, 2018. Equitas will soon release a Course Corrections document listing the group’s priorities.

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


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