Planned regional enhancements to the Colorado crisis response system will increase collaboration with local law enforcement, improve capacity to conduct face-to-face (including telehealth) assessments; ensure that walk-in centers, crisis stabilization units and acute treatment units are able to accept and triage individuals on emergency mental health holds; and expand local partnerships to ensure jails are not used as a placement option for individuals on emergency mental health holds.
Every year, in recognition of September as National Recovery Month, the Office of Behavioral Health hosts a community research forum. This year’s forum, “Supported Education: Where We Have Been and Where We are Going,” will be held on Sept. 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Colorado Mental Health Institute at Fort Logan, 3550 West Oxford Avenue, Denver. Registration begins at 8 a.m.
National Recovery Month aims to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders and celebrate the people who recover.
With less than two years remaining, Werthein created a "punch list" outlining priorities which the Office of Children, Youth and Families aims to accomplish before the end of this administration on January 1, 2019 to create lasting change in Colorado’s child welfare, juvenile justice and domestic violence systems.
Summer break is the season that youth take to relax, and take a break from school. However, research carried out at John Hopkins University shows that students can experience learning and reading loss when they are not actively taking part in education. One way to reduce or eliminate this loss is to enroll in reading programs.
Five teenagers in identical gray t-shirts and black gym shorts stretch their quads at the base of the Palisade Rim Trail. It’s nearly 9 a.m., and the air already sizzles with July heat. Read the full story by clicking here.
The Grand Mesa Youth Services Center Adventure Club hit the road early on Saturday, July 8th, to hike their first 14er. The hike was led by the director of the facility, who spent his day off leading the youth up the steep incline to the summit.
June 29, 2017 - "Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope." With this vision in mind, on Thursday, June 29, the employees of the Division of Youth Services (DYS) Western Region Office volunteered to work on the local Habitat for Humanity home build in Grand Junction.
On 6/21/17, Spring Creek Youth Services Center (SCYSC) in partnership with the International Correctional Management Training Center facilitated a tour of correctional leaders from the country of El Salvador.
The Colorado Juvenile Parole Board (JPB) is seeking applications to fill two open citizen positions, one from West of the Continental Divide and one which is open to all citizens. Members are appointed to serve a four-year term by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate.