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BILL SUMMARY For GENERAL OVERVIEW AND HISTORY OF ADVISORY TASK FORCE

JOINT COMMITTEE COMMITTEE ON TREATMENT OF PERSONS WITH MENTAL HEALTH DISORDERS IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM
Date Aug 18, 2021      
Location HCR 0112



General Overview and History of Advisory Task Force - Committee Discussion Only

10:59:58 AM  

Dr. David Iverson, incoming task force chair and psychiatric director for the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless, discussed the task force goals and ways to keep people out of the criminal justice system.  He distributed three handouts related to the task force, including a brochure (Attachment C), task force subcommittee informational sheet (Attachment D), and a white paper on high potency marijuana (Attachment E).  He explained that the task force has four subcommitees: 1) housing; 2) youth; 3) data and information sharing; and 4) mental health holds. 

Peggy Heil, task force member, discussed the task force, the data subcommittee, and identified issues they have been researching over the past year.  She discussed continuity of care and aligning definitions across systems. 

 

11:18:42 AM  

Gina Shimeall, task force member, discussed the housing subcommittee and areas of study. 

11:35:47 AM  

Dr. Iverson recapped activities of the youth subcommittee, focusing on disrupting the school to prison pipeline and youth competency. He also briefly summarized the mental health hold subcommittee. 

Ms. Shimeall additionally noted work with the CCJJ regarding assaults on first responders. 

 






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