Colorado Department of Corrections
Colorado Department of Human Services Division of Youth Services

Denver Sheriff Department
El Paso Sheriff Department

Back in person for the first time in three years! 

Overdose deaths are up. Suicides are up. Staffing shortages are up. Staff burnout is up. It’s a challenging time for incarcerated people, as well as leaders and health care staff of correctional institutions.

About 37 percent of people in prison have a history of mental health problems, according to a 2017 report from the U.S. Department of Justice. More than 24 percent have been previously diagnosed with major depressive order, 17 percent with bipolar disorder, 13 percent with a personality disorder and 12 percent with post-traumatic stress disorder. The numbers are even higher for people in jail, where one-third have been previously diagnosed with major depressive disorder and almost one-quarter with bipolar disorder.

Share information, ask questions, and network at the first in-person Correctional Mental Health Care Conference in three years!  

  • Find out how facilities across the country are using tools and technology to keep up with clinical needs
  • Hear how leaders are coping with "compassion fatigue" and burnout
  • Get additional knowledge and resources for suicide prevention
  • Learn about treating people with trauma, brain injuries, serious mental illness, and more
  • Sharpen your skills to improve patient care for this challenging population


Who Attends

Learn with other clinicians and administrators with a variety of backgrounds and a focus on correctional mental health care.

Conference sessions will benefit:

  • Practitioners who want to be more effective with patients
  • Managers searching for benchmarks and new ideas to improve patient care 
  • Administrators who need to maximize effectiveness of mental health care with a limited budget
  • Leaders looking to transform systems, attitudes, and policies

Topics include:

  • Adminstration
  • Anti-Psychotic Drug Movement
  • Collaboration
  • Compassion Fatigue
  • Ethics
  • Hospice and End-of-Life Care
  • Human Trafficking
  • Legal Issues
  • Moral Injury
  • Medication Refusal 
  • Opioids and MAT
  • Psychotropic Meds
  • PTSD
  • Self-Harm
  • Serious Mental Illness
  • Staff Self-Care and Burnout
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Trauma
  • Unconscious Bias
  • Water Intoxication