Colorado Leaders Call for Action to Address Urgent Statewide Mental Health Needs

Individuals with mental health and substance use concerns need access to earlier support and care, rather than criminalization and punishment. April 2, 2019 – (DENVER, COLO.) – Colorado leaders in mental health and criminal justice jointly address the state’s mental health crisis and list urgent priorities for reforms, in a co-authored statement released today by sixteen partner organizations (listed below) …

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 of solitary confinement in the state. Some say it’s like being buried alive. The walls close in on you. And though you’re often alone for years, sometimes decades at a time, if you face a mental illness with accompanying hallucinations, you’re left …

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 …