The creation of this Dashboard was supported by a grant awarded by the Institute for Intergovernmental Research (IIR) on behalf of the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. The points of view in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.
This effort has included collaboration and guidance from an Executive Committee with memberships from:
Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment
Pueblo County Department of Human Services
Pueblo Police Department
Pueblo Fire Department
Pueblo County District Attorney’s Office
Parkview Medical Center
St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center
Crossroads’ Turning Points
Pueblo Community Health Center
Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office
Pueblo Community Corrections
American Medical Response
Implementation projects being supported and monitored by this grant project include:
- A Quick Response Team – Public Health partnerships with both the Pueblo Fire Department – Directing Other’s to Service (DOTS) program and the Pueblo County ReEntry office through the Sheriff’s Department. With the DOTS program, a Quick Response Team (QRT) has been developed. This team is composed of Fire Fighters and a Peer. The QRT responds to individuals who have recently experienced an overdose to provide assistance and connection to community resources and wrap around services.
- A community resource Peer Program – The partnership with the Community ReEntry office hosts a Peer Coordinator and Peer who participate in the QRT as well as a continuity of treatment programs supporting individuals who are impacted by substance use and are involved with the criminal justice system, ensuring support and connection to resources. This resource also serves as a community wide available peer resource, with no specific provider or agency affiliation, and a starting point for anyone who may need assistance.
- Support for the Pueblo Rescue Mission, collection of data concerning individuals facing housing insecurity who are also impacted by substance use, and connecting these individuals to resources.