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Expansion of the Colorado Crisis System Report

This report provides a brief overview on the status of Colorado Crisis Services expansions. Senate Bill 17-207, which was signed by Gov. John Hickenlooper in May 2017, provided $7.1 million to the Office of Behavioral Health (OBH) in the Colorado Department of Human Services to expand the crisis system and better equip law enforcement to respond to individuals in mental health crisis.

Treatment and Training Activities Underway for Grant on Opioid Crisis

One of the Office of Behavioral Health’s top priorities is administering the State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis Grant. OBH received $7.8 million for the state of Colorado, funded through the 21st Century Cures Act.  

Several grant activities are in progress, including multiple efforts focused on treatment and overdose prevention.