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Course Corrections Document: Mid-Atlantic Summit on Behavioral Health & Criminal Justice (Aug 2017)
On March 22 and 23 of 2017, experts and leaders in behavioral health and criminal justice from Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia gathered for Course Corrections: Mid-Atlantic Summit on Behavioral Health and Criminal Justice. The purpose of this gathering was 1) to acknowledge the urgent need for an alternative to incarceration and criminal justice system involvement for people living with mental illness and/or those who may be experiencing a behavioral health crisis, 2) to build

Equitas Summer 2017 Newsletter (Jul 2017)
ABOUT BLOG EVENTS DONATE Equitas to Play Key Coordinating Role in Colorado's Behavioral Health & Criminal Justice Strategic Plan Equitas is pleased to announce a continuing partnership with the Office of the Governor of Colorado, John Hickenlooper, in creating and serving on a task force charged with developing solutions to the state’s over-reliance on the justice system for managing behavioral health. Equitas applauds Governor Hickenlooper's longstanding commitment to a

Equitas Blog: A Case for Supportive Housing (Jul 2017)
A Case for Supportive Housing This year in Colorado, the legislature passed a series of bills that will open doors and allow greater mobility to those in need, and simultaneously invest in the state’s economic future. Among them is an amendment to the state budget to provide fifteen-million dollars’ worth of supportive housing investments, and Senate Bill 17-021, which will provide supportive housing vouchers to individuals exiting the criminal justice system. Read t

2017 Legislative Successes (Jun 2017)
2017’s Legislative Successes in Colorado 2016-2017 was an important legislative year for the state of Colorado. Experts and leaders in behavioral health and criminal justice from all over the state—urban, rural, and frontier–were decisive, clear, and direct. With unique cross-sector consensus, experts and leaders declared the state’s urgent need for an alternative to incarceration and criminal justice system involvement for people living with mental illness and/or those who may be

Mental Health Awareness - May 2017 Blog from Equitas (May 2017)
ABOUT TEAM BLOG EVENTS Mental Health Awareness Every Day May is National Mental Health Awareness Month. We are called to be mindful of our own mental health and to tune in to all those whose lives are touched by mental illness. Mental health and mental illness, directly and indirectly, affect us all…though we don’t always recognize this, and are often uncomfortable acknowledging it. When our mental health is good, we tend to take it for gr




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