Colorado Takes a Meaningful Step Toward Health Care, Not Jail, for People in Crisis

We may be in the second decade of the 21st century here in the Land of the Free, but all over the country our wealth of community resources somehow leads to handcuffs, an overencumbered justice system, and crowded jails and prisons. Police, sheriffs, district attorneys, public defenders, and judges increasingly acknowledge that the justice system serves as the default mental …

Colorado Summit Resource Compendium

On August 31st and September 1st, 2016, Equitas Foundation convened hundreds of stakeholders from across the state of Colorado to take on the entanglement of behavioral health and criminal justice and come up with real solutions. As part of that effort, the group contributed to a comprehensive collection of resources from a wide swath of subject areas and projects currently …