Course Corrections: Colorado Summit on Behavioral Health & Criminal Justice

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Course Corrections: Colorado Summit on Behavioral Health & Criminal Justice

By The Equitas Project, an Initiative of Mental Health Colorado

When and where


History Colorado Center 1200 Broadway Denver, CO 80203


Wednesday, August 31 (8:00 AM - 7:00 PM) and Thursday, September 1, 2016 (8:00 AM - 12:00 PM). Day 2 is for a small group only. Please read on for additional information.

PLEASE NOTE: If you have signed up to be a sponsor or are considering sponsorship (all include registrations), please do not submit any of your total included registrations through this form. Instead, send all contact information to If you would like to register additional attendees, please continue through this form. Thank you!

The Colorado Summit on Behavioral Health and Criminal Justice will provide a timely opportunity for regional partners from around the State to:

    • Identify local and national best practices for
      • managing behavioral health
      • reducing incarceration
      • promoting public safety and prosperity
    • Address data needs and communications challenges
    • Align and focus policy reform efforts
    • Prioritize necessary course corrections
    • Promote bold state and local targets for reform

At this event, Colorado communities and agencies will present work in progress, build and solidify broad support for coordinated efforts to overcome common barriers, and situate their community-based behavioral health and criminal justice reform initiatives on a state roadmap to a healthier, equitable and sustainably prosperous nation.

Day One (August 31):

Cross-system leaders and implementation experts representing regional and national efforts to reduce the role of the criminal justice system in managing behavioral health and to optimize efficient use of resources, will gather at the History Colorado Center in Denver to share best practices and discuss challenges.

Day Two (September 1): SOLD OUT

A smaller group (by invitation only) of representatives from Day One regional teams will convene, along with key leaders and decision-makers for a high-level strategic planning session.

Who Should Attend?

Agencies and organizations across all sectors, representing all Colorado regions that are committed to improved management of behavioral health for the sake of promoting public safety and prosperity, and for reducing incarceration and over-use of the criminal justice system.

Event Objectives:

      • Establish a common language for advancing the objectives of a thriving community.
      • Produce a high-level state roadmap to health, equity, and prosperity.
      • Identify and promote best practices in improving behavioral health outcomes and reducing the human costs of criminal justice, law enforcement and emergency response involvement in behavioral health crises.
      • Acknowledge known obstacles to the implementation of best practices for managing behavioral health and reducing incarceration, and describe pathways to overcoming or circumventing these.
      • Highlight, refine, and disseminate successful local and regional behavioral health management strategies that are data-driven, population-specific, collaborative and multi-disciplinary.

Event Fees

Included are breakfast, lunch, evening reception, and admission to the History Colorado Center Museum on August 31. Additional information regarding participation in the September 1 event will be provided via special invitation.

Interested in Sponsorship? All sponsorships include registration(s) to the August 31 event.

Email for additional benefit information and rates.


What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

For detailed information on transport/parking options, please see History Colorado Center's website here:

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Email with any questions.

When does Early Bird Registration End?

The Early Bird Rate has been extended!

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

You may transfer registration on Eventbrite by following instructions here:

Can I update my registration information?

Please update your information here by following these instructions:

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

There is no need to bring your printed ticket. Be sure to check in at the registration desk with your name and organization, and you will be given your badge.

What is the refund policy?

Tickets are not refundable but they are readily transferrable. We anticipate a sold-out event.

The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?

Please transfer registration on Eventbrite by following instructions here:

If you cannot do so for any reason, please email before 8/31/16.

How do I register for September 1?

Eventbrite registration is still available for the August 31 event. However, to maintain the focus and size of September 1 activities, registration for that day was by invitation only.

If you received an invitation for September 1 activities, please note, this day is now sold out. Please sign up for August 31st activities and we will manually register you for September 1 as space becomes available.

Where may I view an agenda?

Agendas and additional helpful information will be sent to all attendees closer to the August 31 date.

Is there discounted housing available?

Yes. Equitas has negotiated a limited supply of rooms at at the Homewood Suites - Downtown Convention Center, at a discounted rate of $159/night.

Please visit to check availability and make your reservation.

Your registration confirmation email will also include this information.

About the organizer

The Equitas Project, a national initiative of Mental Health Colorado, made possible thanks to the generous support of the David and Laura Merage Foundation, envisions an America rededicated to liberty and justice for all, where there is a commonly held expectation that jails and prisons should not continue to serve as the nation’s warehouses for people with unmet mental health needs. Mental Health Colorado is the state’s leading advocate in promoting mental wellness, ending shame and discrimination, and ensuring equitable access to mental health and substance use care. Mental Health Colorado is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization and an affiliate of Mental Health America. To learn more about Mental Health Colorado’s work and mission, visit