Colorado Center on Law and Policy (CCLP)
From the website cclponline.org: “We focus on securing access to food, health, housing, and income to build a more equitable state.”
The CCLP works on issues that emerge in the areas of healthcare, housing, food security and income. Attorneys in this organization work to remedy inequity or problems that Colorado residents experience regarding their basic needs. They do this through: “Research and policy analysis, legislative Advocacy, legal advocacy, and coalition building. (cclponline.org).
Contact information for the Colorado Center on Law and Policy:
Crisis Hotline (Suicide Prevention) 1-800-273-8255.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
From the website NAMI.org: “NAMI is the foundation for hundreds of NAMI State Organizations, NAMI Affiliates and volunteer leaders who work in local communities to raise awareness and provide essential and free education, advocacy and support group programs.”
NAMI is a grassroots mental health awareness and advocacy organization which offers classes for people with mental illness and their families to better understand mental health conditions, and support groups to help them cope with the challenges of mental health disorders. The organization also advocates for people with mental illness at state and local levels. The aim is to try to get them the services, the education, and the mental healthcare that they need.
Contact information for NAMI Colorado: namicolorado.org, (303) 321-3104.
Contact information for NAMI Denver: namidenver.org, (303) 504-6545.
Office of Administrative Courts (OAC)
From the website colorado.gov/oac: “The Office of Administrative Courts (OAC) is Colorado’s centralized administrative court system. Most States and the federal government have established similar specialized legal processes within the executive branch. This structure enables both agencies and citizens to have certain disputes resolved while avoiding the time and expense of litigation in district court. In 1976, the General Assembly created Division of Administrative Hearings as a central panel of administrative law judges (“ALJs”) to decide workers’ compensation, human services, licensing, and a variety of other cases.”
If you have a dispute with an agency about such things as services or benefits, you can file a case with the Office of Administrative Courts (OAC). According to the Colorado Center on Law and Policy, if you are not determined to be eligible for continued benefits, this is the same as being denied benefits. You are entitled to file an appeal with the OAC in this circumstance.
Contact information for the Office of Administrative Courts:
Address: 1525 Sherman St, Denver, CO 80203