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Behavioral Health Task Force

The Commission created the Behavioral Health Task Force to explore the issues surrounding offenders with mental illness and co-occurring disorders. The four primary areas of focus by the task force were treatment availability, training, screening/assessment, and social services benefits. Working between March 2008 and August 2009, the task force generated 22 recommendations.  See the "Materials" section for additional information on the areas of focus and the recommendations.

The work of the CCJJ: Behavioral Health Task Force was subsumed by the Behavioral Health Transformation Council (BHTC) and its Criminal Justice Subcommittee. The membership and policy framework of the BHTC may be found at the BHTC website and in Senate Bills 10-153 and 10-175. Other work was passed to the Task Force for the Continuing Examination of the Treatment of Persons with Mental Illness who are Involved in the Justice System.

The Behavioral Health Task Force met between March 2008 and August 2009 and has no scheduled meetings.

See the CCJJ Master Calendar for information on all scheduled meetings of the Commission and its subgroups.

Membership: March 2008 to August 2009
Name
Affiliation
Regina Huerter, Chair Denver Crime Prevention & Control Commission, Manager of Safety
Lacey Berumen National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
Glenn Tapia Office of Community Corrections, Divison of Criminal Justice
Louis Boris Colorado Coalition for the Homeless
'Nita Brown National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
 TBD Mental Health America of Colorado
Marceil Case Department of Healthcare Policy and Financing
Pamela Clifton Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition
Susan Colling Divison of Probation Services
 TBD Juvenile Parole Board
Sue Ferrere Jefferson County Justice Services
 TBD Colorado Behavioral Healthcare Council
Jessica Gapuzan Judicial Services Divison of the Community Resources Department, Arapahoe County
Joscelyn Gay Department of Human Services
Spencer Green Centennial Mental Health Center
Harriet Hall Jefferson Center for Mental Health
Todd Helvig Community Behavioral Health Services, Department of Corrections
 TBD Governor's Office
Melissa Ippolito Colorado TASC, Peer Assistance Services
Bill Kilpatrick Golden Police Department
Stephen Kopanos Mental Health America of Colorado
Mike Kucera Aurora Mental Health Center
Evelyn Leslie Colorado School for Family Therapy
Reo Leslie, Jr. Colorado School for Family Therapy
Jennifer Martinez Advocates for Human Potential, Inc.
Sean McDermott Colorado Criminal Defense Bar
Carmelita Muniz Colorado Association of Alcohol and Drug Service Providers
Jeffrey Nelson Jefferson Center for Mental Health
Mark Olson Aurora Mental Health Center
Elizabeth Pace Peer Assistance Services
Donald Quick Colorado District Attorney Council, 17th Judicial District
Jack Reed Judicial Services Division of the Community Resources Department, Arapahoe County
Kathy Sasak Department of Public Safety
Gina Shimeall Arapahoe-Douglas Mental Health Network
Joanie Shoemaker Department of Corrections
Steve Siegel Denver District Attorney's Office
TBD Adams County Sheriff's Department
Charles Smith Division of Behavioral Health, Department of Human Services
Dave Stephens Department of Corrections
Richard Swanson Aurora Mental Health Center
Deborah Ward-White Family Agency Collaboration, Mental Health Center of Denver
Meg Williams Office of Adult and Juvenile Justice Assistance, Division of Criminal Justice
Staff: Diane Pasini-Hill, Division of Criminal Justice

The Behavioral Health Task Force had no subgroups.

 Behavioral Health / Criminal Justice: Areas of Focus
Decribes the four primary areas of focus by the Behavioral Health Task Force (treatment availability, training, screening/assessment, and social services benefits).

 Behavioral Health Recommendations
Describes the 22 original recommendations generated by the Behavioral Health Task Force.

The Behavioral Health Task Force met between March 2008 and August 2009.

See the CCJJ Master Calendar for information on all scheduled meetings of the Commission and its subgroups.