Regional crisis system plans announced
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.
This first infusion of funds to improve the crisis system, which is $3.4 million, supports the following regional plans:
Both Senate Bill 207 and the 2017 Long Bill included money for additional crisis system enhancements that will be completed through the state solicitation process. Those enhancements include:
For a flyer with the regional crisis systems plans, click here.