Under legislation signed on May 19, 2022, the new Colorado Behavioral Health Administration (BHA) will provide grants to local governments and other entities to launch programs to prevent people with behavioral health disorders from becoming involved with the criminal justice system. The grant-funded programs can focus on early intervention, deflection, or redirection to appropriate behavioral health services. The programs can be established by local governments, federally recognized Indian tribes, health-care providers, community-based organizations, and non-profit organizations. Local law enforcement agencies would be eligible for a grant only for the purpose of developing or expanding a co . . .
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