Colorado State Archives
Executive Orders from the Administration of Governor Bill Owens 1999-2005
Friday, June 30, 2000
Amy Jewett Sampson
OWENS AWARDS $360,290 IN YOUTH CRIME PREVENTION AND INTERVENTION GRANTS TO WELD 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. Weld County organizations and programs received $360,290.
"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 Weld County organizations and programs are YCPI recipients for fiscal year 2000-2001:
A Kids Place: Child Abuse Assessment Center Awarded $7,000.
Program Description: Provides services to children of sexual abuse ages 2-18. The program includes access to community resources, education, protective skills, and parent support.
Board of Weld County Commissioners: Youth Workforce Skill Development
Project Awarded $50,000.
Project Description: Serves youth ages 14-17 residing in Greeley or surrounding areas. The services includes GED preparation, career development, college preparatory, and life skills.
City of Greeley: Youth Net Awarded $201,260.
Project Description: A collaborative of eight agencies serving the needs of the City of Greeley. The programs include youth empowerment, youth enhancement, youth employment, youth mentoring, and child/youth advocacy.
United Way of Weld County: Weld County Family Early Intervention
Collaboration Awarded $102,030.
Project Description: Provides non-duplicated services to families at risk. The services include in-home visits, parenting and support groups around prenatal care, resource information, and referral services.
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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