Colorado State Archives
Executive Orders from the Administration of Governor Bill Owens 1999-2005
Friday, June 30, 2000
Amy Jewett Sampson
OWENS AWARDS $45,000 IN YOUTH CRIME PREVENTION AND INTERVENTION GRANTS TO FREMONT 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. Fremont County organizations and programs received $45,000.
"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 Fremont County organization and program is a YCPI recipient for fiscal year 2000-2001:
Developmental Opportunities for the Fremont County Family Center: Our
Invisible Shield of Protection – Awarded $45,000.
Program Description: Program has four components: (1) First Steps Home Visits offering support to families with children birth to 5, (2) Love and Logic Parenting classes teaching parenting skills of guidance, monitoring, consequences, (3) MORE Connections which is a one-on-one mentoring service for preteens and teens, and (4) First Steps Teen Services providing prenatal and postnatal support and parenting information to teen parents.
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 August 1.
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