Health. Justice. Prosperity


Founded by the David & Laura Merage Foundation in 2013, The Equitas Project is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization committed to disentangling mental health and criminal justice.  Our mission is to cultivate a shared commitment to prioritize personal liberty and human potential over punishment and confinement. We believe communities should promote health and freedom over punishment and confinement. 

Course Corrections Summits convene key community and sector leadership, highlight outstanding programs, and build strategic communication bridges that unite allies in disentangling mental health and criminal justice along an expanded community health continuum. These events serve to build consensus and strategic alignment, transforming community perceptions of health, justice, and effective intervention strategies for the vulnerable.