Equitas Project director announces departure

Vincent Atchity

CONTRIBUTED BY THE EQUITAS PROJECT

Vincent Atchity, Executive Director of The Equitas Project, has announced that he is leaving his role at the organization as of mid-August. Dr. Atchity has served as executive director at Equitas since 2015, and will now be heading Mental Health Colorado as that organization’s President and Chief Executive Officer.

An initiative of the David and Laura Merage Foundation, The Equitas Project is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, which promotes mental health awareness and champions laws, policies, and practices that prioritize improved population health outcomes, sensible use of resources, and the decriminalization of mental illness.

The David and Laura Merage Foundation has reiterated its commitment to disentangling mental health and criminal justice and its support for the work Dr. Atchity and the Equitas National Advisors have been leading.

The Equitas Project envisions an America rededicated to liberty and justice for all, where there is a commonly held expectation that jails and prisons should not continue to serve as the nation’s warehouses for people with unmet mental health needs. We are committed to disentangling mental health and criminal justice.

To learn more about our work and mission, please visit www.equitasproject.org, and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram @EquitasProject. Contact us with questions.

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