Colorado State Archives
Executive Orders from the Administration of Governor Bill Owens 1999-2005
Friday, June 30, 2000
Amy Jewett Sampson
OWENS AWARDS $30,000 IN YOUTH CRIME PREVENTION AND INTERVENTION GRANTS TO TELLER 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. Teller County organizations and programs received $30,000.
"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 Teller County organization and program is a YCPI recipient for fiscal year 2000-2001:
The Community Coalition for Families and Children: Teller County Early
Childhood Project End the Cycle of Under Education – Awarded $30,000.
Program Description: Works with parents of children birth to age 5. Components include the Warm Welcome home visitation program serving parents of newborns, the playgroup serving children up to age 4, and the GED program assisting parents who have dropped out of school.
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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