Colorado Summit Resource Compendium

September 7, 2016

On August 31st and September 1st, 2016, Equitas Foundation convened hundreds of stakeholders from across the state of Colorado to take on the entanglement of behavioral health and criminal justice and come up with real solutions. As part of that… Read more

When Police Deal With People Who Have Mental Health Issues

August 29, 2016

…It too often ends in tragedy, but specialized training for officers is starting to make a difference. Leadership, training, data, crisis care response, and continuity of care are necessary for transformative change. Read the full article here. 

Where Police Violence Encounters Mental Illness

January 13, 2016

NEARLY 20 years ago, I was a social worker in a county jail where I first began to understand just how frequently the police deal with people with mental illnesses. Run-ins with the police were a regular occurrence for many… Read more

Outsourcing the Mentally Ill to Police

January 1, 2016

The latest police shooting to roil Chicago was all too familiar — and not because it fits the poisonous narrative of rampant police racism alleged by Black Lives Matter. To read the full original article, click here.