If you're a reporter with questions for or about the Office of Civil and Forensic Mental Health), the Mental Health Hospitals, or any of our programs, contact:
Jordan Johnson, OCFMH Communications Manager
- Colorado's behavioral health system is in the process of transformation. Click to learn more.
Colorado's behavioral health system is in the process of transformation. The Behavioral Health Administration (BHA) is a new cabinet-level agency, housed within the Department of Human Services, designed to be the single entity responsible for driving coordination and collaboration across state agencies to address behavioral health needs. Many behavioral health programs such as crisis services, substance use treatment, and care coordination are now administered by the BHA.
Colorado's two Mental Health Hospitals and the Forensic Services division will remain within the Office of Civil and Forensic Mental Health.
- Fact sheets
- Involuntary Mental Health Treatment, September 2021
- Understanding Competency, September 2021
- Criminal Justice Services, September 2021
- Office of Behavioral Health Fact Sheet, March 2021
Archived Fact Sheets
- Competency Services Changes, Issued July 28, 2020
- Colorado's Behavioral Health System Legislative Overview, Issued Sept. 11, 2019
- 2019 Behavioral Health Reform Legislation, Issued May 7, 2019
- Senate Bill 16-202 Funding (Increasing access to substance use disorder services.) Issued Jan. 18, 2019
- Involuntary Transportation Hold. (M-0.5). Updated May 24, 2018
- Staffing Challenges, Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo, Updated Jan. 19, 2018
- Press releases
Introducing Colorado's new Office of Civil and Forensic Mental Health (Sept. 22)
CDHS names new director of the Office of Behavioral Health (July 18)
CDHS celebrates behavioral health care transformation with the introduction of HB22-1278 (March 4)