What They’re Watching: Vincent Atchity

By: Michael Goldberg

Originally appeared in The State of Reform

Vincent Atchity is the President and CEO at Mental Health Colorado and the former Executive Director of the Equitas Project. Ahead of the 2020 legislative session in Colorado, Atchity joined us as a “What They’re Watching” guest to discuss mental health parity, decriminalizing mental health and reforming first responder systems of care.

While State of Reform spoke with Atchity back in the fall, he offered a prescient take on the issues that persist in the way mental heath intersects with the criminal justice system. As citizens around the country continue demonstrating for systemic change, we are featuring Atchity’s proposed systemic reforms in the mental health space.