Our Vision:


Our Mission

The Equitas Project is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that focuses on disentangling mental health and criminal justice. Our mission is to cultivate a shared commitment to prioritize personal liberty and human potential over punishment and confinement.

We believe that greater public awareness and discussion at community-based local and national levels are vital to making continuous improvement in our culture and system of health and justice, and to putting an end to mass incarceration and the criminalization of vulnerability.

Public awareness and discussion
both locally and nationally
are vital.

We work locally and nationally to:

  • Underscore the urgency of culture change and systems reform
  • Bring allies together
  • Track and report behavioral health and incarceration data
  • Set the stage for innovative conversations and ambitious goal-setting
  • Identify and disseminate bright ideas and successful practices

The Equitas Project's founders are committed to disentangling mental health and criminal justice.
Learn more.

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