Colorado State Archives
Executive Orders from the Administration of Governor Bill Owens 1999-2005
Friday, June 30, 2000
Amy Jewett Sampson
OWENS AWARDS $101,198 IN YOUTH CRIME PREVENTION AND INTERVENTION GRANTS TO ROUTT 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. Routt County organizations and programs received $101,198.
"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 Routt County organizations and programs are YCPI recipients for fiscal year 2000-2001:
Partners In Routt County: One to One Mentoring – Awarded $17,198.
Program Description: Serves at-risk youth ages 8-17 with an adult mentor who will spend at least 3 hours per week with them. The focus is to reduce the time youth spend unsupervised and to offer them a positive adult role model.
Rocky Mountain Youth Corp: Rocky Mountain Youth Corps Regionalization
Project – Awarded $25,000.
Program Description: Provides employment services to youth ages 16-19, predominantly from northwest Colorado. The employment services include conservation employment, guest speakers, projects, and recreation activities.
South Routt County Day Care Services: Infant Toddler Care – Award
Program Description: Offers quality childcare in a safe and clean environment to accommodate working parents. The emphasis is to serve low-income and/or high-risk families.
Steamboat Springs Discovery Learning Center: Newborn Network and Discovery
Extra Teachers – Awarded $47,000.
Program Description: Offers the Newborn Network for new parents and the Discovery Learning Center. These programs match volunteers with new mothers to provide support.
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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