Colorado State Archives
Executive Orders from the Administration of Governor Bill Owens 1999-2005
Friday, June 30, 2000
Amy Jewett Sampson
OWENS AWARDS $98,844 IN YOUTH CRIME PREVENTION AND INTERVENTION GRANTS TO SUMMIT 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. Summit County organizations and programs received $98,844.
"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 Summit County organizations and programs are YCPI recipients for fiscal year 2000-2001:
Summit County Childcare Resource and Referral Agency, Inc.: Summit County
Early Childhood Prevention and Intervention Initiative – Awarded $44,844.
Program Description: Provides an array of early childhood service and activities, teaches children non-violent play, and encourages parental skills. This program provides a home visitation component as well.
Summit County Government Youth and Family Services: Summit County Violence
Prevention Project – Awarded $54,000.
Program Description: Serves elementary, middle, and high school students and their parents through counseling, support, and mediation services. The high school age students have career development opportunities.
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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