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Current News Events

March 18, 2019 Denver, Colorado A new agreement to end a backlog at the state hospital at Pueblo is being hailed as a sweeping reform to provide service to criminal defendants who are mentally ill. “This is a big deal for Colorado,” state Attorney General Phil Weiser said...

March 15, 2019 Denver, Colorado Colorado must overhaul its evaluation and treatment of mentally incompetent criminal defendants under a watershed agreement announced Friday ending a yearslong legal battle over how to keep them from languishing in county jails. The Colorado Department of Human Services agreed Friday to hire...

March 15, 2019 Denver, Colorado An agreement has been reached to end a backlog at the Pueblo state hospital of hundreds of criminal defendants awaiting competency restoration treatment needed so they can proceed to trial. The agreement resolves a long-standing lawsuit against the Colorado Department of Human Services,...

March 15, 2019 Denver, Colorado The state and disability advocates reached a new agreement Friday in a longstanding legal battle over long waits for court-ordered mental health evaluations and treatment that will create a system of fines to penalize Colorado when it fails to meet deadlines. The consent...

State officials have agreed to vastly speed up how quickly severely mentally ill people get into treatment after being arrested and will pay millions in fines until they can meet that goal, according to a federal court agreement reached this week between disability advocates and...