By: Aubrey Boggs, Advocacy and Outreach Coordinator Under current Colorado statute, a person experiencing a mental health crisis can be legally held in a jail without committing a crime. This is incredibly dangerous for a person experiencing a crisis.
Senate Bill 021 will provide reentry services to individuals leaving the criminal justice system with mental health conditions. The bill provides $2.7 million to offer housing vouchers, employment services, Medicaid enrollment services, mental health treatment including psychiatric and counseling services,
Welcome to Part 3 of our educational series on Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT). Lots of advocates for recovery-oriented care were upset that the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act incentivized states with AOT programs and let out a cheer
Welcome to Part 2 of our educational series on Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT). For those of you unaware, AOT is a hot-button issue right now considering that the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act, which drastically increases funding toward
Here is the quick and dirty of this new bill, in case you hate legalese. The bill is an addition to the Colorado Mental Health Practice Act (CRS 12-43-218) Disclosure of confidential communications. This part of the act does two
News lately has been buzzing about the story of Robert Knott. Recently, the U.S. Justice Department has agreed to pay $175,000 to Knott’s family following his suicide in a Colorado supermax prison. Allegedly, there were clear signs that Knott’s psychological