Monthly Reports & Updates

Every month, Mental Health Colorado convenes our Monthly Reports & Updates meeting with Coloradans across the state who are working to disentangle mental health and criminal justice.

Each meeting features different speakers who share information about their respective efforts.


Meeting Time: third Thursday of every month at 11:30 AM

Meeting Duration: 30-45 minutes

Meeting Agenda:
11:30-11:45 AM: Presentation by community partners
11:45-12:00/12:15 PM: Questions, discussion, other participant updates

Meeting Recordings

  • June, 2023: Kelley Terrell from Mile High Behavioral Healthcare
  • April, 2023: Amy Thurston & Joel Watts from the Integrated Insight Therapy IMPACT Team
  • March, 2023: Sgt. Michael Vogler from Denver Police Department on Crisis Intervention Training
  • February, 2023: Adam Goss from SAFER Opportunities
  • January, 2023: Vincent Atchity from #CareNotCuffs
  • November, 2022: Dr. Sarah Axelrath from Colorado Coalition for the Homeless
  • October, 2022: Judge Susan Blanco & Colleagues from the 8th Judicial District Court Bench
  • September, 2022: Dana Kreindler, Amanda Klahr, Ashley Hill, & Carrie Pink from Denver Health Authority Psychiatric Services
  • July, 2022: Judge Elizabeth Leith from Denver Probate Court
  • June, 2022: Lt. Daric Gutzwiller from Summit County Sheriff’s Department re: SMART
  • May, 2022: Sarah Ericson, Director of Diversion Counseling Program, 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office
  • April, 2022: Neil Gowensmith and Dan Murrie, Competency Restoration Process
  • March, 2022: Michelle Muething, Executive Director, Aspen Hope Center
  • February, 2022: Lisa Raville, Executive Director, Harm Reduction Action Center
  • October, 2021: Lynn Unger, Denver County Courts
  • September, 2021: Amanda Myers & Kathryn Davis, OBH Forensic Support Team
  • August, 2021: Amanda Edwards, OBH Forensic Services Court Services & Competency Evaluations
  • May, 2021: Judge Jonathan Shamis, Lake County
  • April, 2021: Kiara Kuenzler, Jefferson Center for Mental Health; Mary Pike, Jefferson County Co-Responder Programs Supervisor; Melanie Thornton, Arvada Co-responder Program