Join us in-person for our annual Legislative Education & Advocacy Day (LEAD)!
‘Care, Not Cuffs’
Wednesday, March 6th   |   7:30am – 3:00pm   |   First Baptist Church


  • Morning at the Capitol | 7:30am - 11am

    First, join us for an advocacy training breakfast on how to advocate effectively on our legislative priorities. After the training, participating advocates will have the opportunity to go to Colorado’s Capitol, watch floor proceedings, and meet face-to-face with legislators to share your story and discuss the bills they should support.

  • Afternoon LEAD Event on 'Care, Not Cuffs' | 11:30am - 3:00pm

    Keynote Speaker: Judge Steven Leifman (Miami-Dade County, Florida)

    We’ll transition back from the Colorado State Capitol to the First Baptist Church of Denver, where we’ll remain for the duration of the event. Participants will have a break to grab a boxed lunch and talk with fellow advocates, partner organizations, and state policymakers and officials.  

    At 11:45 AM, you’ll get to hear from our keynote speaker, Judge Steven Leifman of Maimi-Dade County, Florida. Judge Leifman is a national leader in disentangling mental health and the criminal justice system and has transformed Miami-Dade County’s approach to ensuring individuals with mental health needs can access care. After Judge Leifman speaks, you’ll hear a panel of experts, spotlighting local Colorado heroes whose work exemplifies the “Care Not Cuffs!” call to action, including: 

    Bridges Program
    Denver’s Road to Recovery