Colorado State Archives
Executive Orders from the Administration of Governor Bill Owens 1999-2005
Friday, June 30, 2000
Amy Jewett Sampson
OWENS AWARDS $137,000 IN YOUTH CRIME PREVENTION AND INTERVENTION GRANTS TO ADAMS COUNTY
Governor awards close to $8 million statewide in YCPI grants
DENVER – Governor Bill Owens has awarded $7.9 million statewide in Youth Crime Prevention and Intervention (YCPI) grants to reduce incidents of youth crime and violence. Adams County organizations and programs received $137,003.
"These monies will go toward helping to address violence and criminal activity among youth in Colorado," said Gov. Owens. "The organizations that are receiving funding will serve thousands of young people and their families through prevention and intervention programs."
The following Adams County organizations and programs are YCPI recipients for fiscal year 2000-2001:
Adams County School District 14: Mentoring and Teen Center – Awarded
Program Description: Serves youth 6-18 through mentoring. Provides a teen center for the youth and their younger siblings to experience a recreational atmosphere.
Adams Twelve Five Star Schools: Family Resource Center – Awarded
Program Description: Strives to prevent youth crime and violence by building linkages between school, home and community. Along with involving both students and parents in activities that enhance their life skills, bolster their self-confidence, and provide access to established resources. Services are offered to the Niver Creek community.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver: Youth Empowering Youth –
Program Description: Serves youth club members ages 6-18. The goals are to reduce violence in club neighborhoods that stems from hatred, racism, and bigotry; to develop respect for cultural diversity; to teach members to confront and combat prejudice, and to equip youth with the skills for success in a multicultural society.
Mapleton Public Schools: Ready for Success – Awarded $25,500
Program Description: Provides services to family members and children age 0-5 enrolled in the Mapleton Preschool program. Services include connections in the classroom, home visitation and special education as needed.
The Youth Crime Prevention and Intervention Grant program provides funding for community-based programs that target youth and their families for prevention and intervention services in an effort to reduce incidents of youth crime and violence.
In 1994, the Colorado General Assembly passed legislation that created the YCPI program. The grants will be distributed on August 1.
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