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Equitas Foundation Announces Colorado Summit on Behavioral Health and Criminal Justice
In collaboration with its partners, Equitas Foundation announces the Colorado Summit on Behavioral Health and Criminal Justice, August 31 and September 1. At this event, 225 experts and advocates from all over the state will convene to identify best practices for managing behavioral health, reducing incarceration, and promoting public safety and prosperity.
Locally and nationally, our behavioral health and justice systems are strained, inefficient, and tangled up – neither justice nor health is as well served as we need them to be, and our individual and community prosperity and wellbeing suffer from the economic and human costs of this poor coordination of resources, intelligence, practice, and policy.
We believe that greater public awareness and strategic local and national discussions are vital to making continuous improvement in our culture and system of behavioral health and justice, and to putting an end to mass incarceration and the criminalization of vulnerability.
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.