Our Mission: Health, Justice, Prosperity.

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. Learn how you can help.


In the News

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 Mid-Atlantic Course Corrections Document is now available. Read it here.

Equitas is also pleased to announce the creation of a new task force developed in coordination with the Office of the Governor of Colorado, John Hickenlooper. The group is charged with developing solutions to the state’s over-reliance on the justice system for managing behavioral health. Learn more.

Visit our Events page to learn more about past and future events. New resources and documents are now available!

Want to learn more about our work? View past newsletters here.