It was a 7-4 party-line vote to advance the bill to the House Appropriations Committee.
Building more beds across the state won’t solve the crush of people waiting sometimes months in jail for competency treatment.
The "civil bed freeze" was meant to help state officials treat more mentally ill prisoners more quickly, but was criticized by advocates for seizing resources.
The Colorado Office of the Attorney General commissioned the research, which crisscrossed Mesa, El Paso, La Plata and Pueblo counties.
The move, which includes about 20 beds for juveniles, virtually cuts off all state beds for mentally ill people.
Toby’s main role at CU is to help put students seeking counseling at ease.
5 Years After Claire Davis Died In A School Shooting, Improvements Seen In Threat Prevention, But Gaps Remain
A roundtable hosted by Littleton Public Schools and a this week’s roundtable and a symposium at the University of Northern Colorado shed light on the strides schools have made in helping students feel safer — and the hard work ahead.
State officials technically have just 28 days to get those in jail a competency restoration, but many wait much, much longer.
The author is Dr. Jennifer Gaudiani, a national expert on eating disorders based in Denver.
A record ten cities and counties across Colorado passed tax measures in the midterms that support mental health awareness and treatment.