Colorado State Archives
Executive Orders from the Administration of Governor Bill Owens 1999-2005
Friday, June 30, 2000
Amy Jewett Sampson
OWENS AWARDS $112,000 IN YOUTH CRIME PREVENTION AND INTERVENTION GRANTS TO OTERO 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. Otero County organizations and programs received $112,000.
"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 Otero County organizations and programs are YCPI recipients for fiscal year 2000-2001:
City of Rocky Ford: Rocky Ford Youth and Family Support Program –
Program Description: Serves youth 6–18 through support services. Services include group education meetings, "Shape Up" activities, and community service opportunities.
East Otero School District: Girls to Women – Awarded $40,000.
Program Description: Strives to provide at-risk girls ages 10–18 with information through the use of modules designed to address issues specific to teenage girls, community service projects, fun activities designed to enhance socialization and connection to the community, and mentors and tutors.
East Otero School District R1: TRY Families and Friends – Awarded
Program Description: Serves 150 youth ages 13-18, parents, and mentors. Services increase family communication, quality activities, and community connections.
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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