Regina “Regi” Huerter retired from the City and County of Denver in 2017 after 25 years of service to join Policy Research Associates, Inc. as a Senior Project Associate, II. Prior to joining PRA, she was the Executive Director of the Denver Office of Behavioral Health Strategies, and Executive Director of the Crime Prevention and Control Commission for the City and County of Denver. In this capacity she led juvenile and adult criminal justice system reform through improved system efficiency, and by innovating effective policy and practices with a focus on addressing the needs of individuals with mental illness, substance use disorders, brain injury, trauma, and housing instability. The result is a comprehensive array of alternatives for individuals in crisis, and improved access, availability and capacity of treatment, housing, and other supports for justice involved individuals. Over her 42-year career, she has worked in the fields of juvenile and adult justice; gangs and other subcultures; homelessness, mental health, substance use, trauma; implementing evidence-based practices; and local, state, and federal policy development.
Ms. Huerter holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Northern Colorado and a master’s degree in Counseling from the University of Colorado, Denver.