The ballot initiative could bring in tens of millions of dollars a year to help people with mental health and substance disorder issues.
Read the full letter to the DPS community from Denver Public Schools Superintendent Tom Boasberg.
If approved by voters, the ‘Caring 4 Denver’ sales tax could raise as much as $450 million in a decade.
Megan Ring replaced Doug Wilson as the State Public Defender on Aug. 1.
William H. Reid was one of two court-appointed psychiatrists who evaluated Holmes’ mental health before the trial.
If someone is found mentally incompetent to stand trial, the state is required to “restore” them to competency within 28 days. Lawyers and advocates say the state is taking far longer.
The suit comes at a time when the Colorado Department of Human Services say the number of mentally ill people in jail has skyrocketed.
Loved ones should feel free to ask questions and intervene if they sense a loved one is considering ending their life, an expert says.
“We feel the art excites people, it disarms them and it sort of makes them ready for the conversation,” says David Ehrlich of the Denver Theatre District.
A bill that died at the stroke of midnight Thursday would have shifted much of the state’s mentally ill treatment for people in jail to the jails themselves.