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On Edge: Novel City Program Works To Draw Some Criminal Suspects Into Mental Health Treatment To Keep Them From Coming Back

On a recent Monday morning, Chief Defender Doug Wilson said six of the eight inmates in the Aurora municipal jail were flagged with a “Code 9,” which signifies the person may be experiencing some kind of mental health issue.  That’s been the norm since Wilson arrived in Aurora in 2020. He said he quickly found that there weren’t any resources for local inmates experiencing mental health problems — which likely caused the person to be sitting in jail in the first place — so he started brainstorming with staff at the Aurora Mental Health Center.  The answer was a program called Aurora Sustained, and the premise is fairly straightforward: Four...
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The Rock That Makes the Ripple

Dear reader, I’m in my 50s. I’ve been a journalist for more than half my life....
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What Happened in Colorado’s Media World in 2021

If 2020 was a bruiser for the local media business with layoffs, furloughs, and deep cuts from...
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Widening the Pipeline 2022 Fellowship

▪︎ APPLICATION DEADLINE: FEB. 6, 2022 ▪︎ FELLOWSHIP: MARCH 2022 TO FEBRUARY 2023 ▪︎ Apply...
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