Lauren Gutierrez

Lauren Gutierrez is a queer, Xicanx abolitionist social worker with a bachelor of science in psychology and is a future graduate of a master’s in social work degree at MSU Denver. Lauren has expertise in creating and supporting non-police public health and safety systems with a background in case management, direct care, training and development, systemic level change, and more. Currently, Lauren is the Director of Community Resilience at the Denver Alliance for Street Health Response and a service provider/consultant for the Denver Support Team Assisted Response (STAR) Network. In these roles, Lauren has created a mobile case management program for people in Denver who are experiencing homelessness, strengthens community services through the STAR Network, and creates/supports alternatives to policing and jails.