In 2013, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and the General Assembly enacted landmark legislation to create a statewide behavioral health crisis system, giving Coloradans a direct line to a robust array of acute, community-based services. This nascent system has taken on the challenge of meeting a pent-up and rising demand to develop a national model for behavioral health crisis response. As a result, Colorado is reducing emergency room and hospital visits, as well as easing the burden on law enforcement and the criminal justice system for managing behavioral health issues.
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