New Resource Center for Mental Health in the Justice System Launched on Equitas’ Website, a Merage Foundations Entity

The David & Laura Merage Foundation founded Equitas in December of 2013 to serve as a connection point for innovative solutions that impact system changes for those with mental disorders and brain challenges in the criminal justice system. This week, the organization launched a website that includes a public resource center for research and knowledge.

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Together, David & Laura Merage are the founders of several philanthropic organizations, including their newest venture, Equitas, which was launched in December 2013.

Together, David & Laura Merage are the founders of several philanthropic organizations, including their newest venture, Equitas, which was launched in December 2013.

The Equitas Resource Center is a unique source that will shine the light on current articles, research, and best practices in a large and diverse community that is searching for solutions for a more humane and less costly environment in law enforcement...

Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) July 23, 2014

This week, a non-profit organization founded by the David & Laura Merage Foundation, known as Equitas, launched their website which includes a Resource Center that contains news articles and research related to mental health in the criminal justice system. The Equitas Resource Center is divided in to pertinent and relevant topics including specific focus areas such as “Crisis Intervention Training” and “Problem Solving Courts.” The resources are organized chronologically and it also includes a search function.

“The Equitas Resource Center is a unique source that will shine the light on current articles, research, and best practices in a large and diverse community that is searching for solutions for a more humane and less costly environment in law enforcement, mental health treatment, and the criminal justice system,” said Robyn Loup, Equitas Consulting Director. “The Resource Center will continue to grow and evolve each month as we add new articles and source newly published research,” Robyn added.

Equitas’ new website also serves as a platform for the organization to clearly communicate its goals, mission, and the team that is leading this charge. You can explore the new website at http://www.merage-equitas.org.

About Equitas
Equitas was founded in 2013 by the David & Laura Merage Foundation. Equitas serves as a connection point to foster collaboration for innovative solutions that impact system changes to benefit people with mental disorders and brain challenges in the criminal justice system. Through the exploration of best practices, Equitas ensures that law enforcement and the justice system are fully informed, empowered and engaged to proactively address the needs of people with mental disorders and hidden brain challenges. For more information, visit http://www.merage-equitas.org.

About the David & Laura Merage Foundation
The David & Laura Merage Foundation promotes self-sufficiency through education and community development. The foundation supports programs that are focused on social change and result in children, families and communities improving the quality and circumstances of their lives. David & Laura Merage believe that education is the gateway to optimal life outcomes. For more information, please visit http://www.merage.org.


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Equitas serves as a connection point to foster collaboration for innovative solutions that influence system changes to benefit people with mental disorders in the criminal justice system Equitas serves as a connection point to foster collaboration for innovative solutions that influence system changes to benefit people with mental disorders in the criminal justice system.

Equitas serves as a connection point to foster collaboration for innovative solutions that influence system changes to benefit people with mental disorders in the criminal justice system