Colorado State Archives
Executive Orders from the Administration of Governor Bill Owens 1999-2005
Monday, July 3, 2000
Amy Jewett Sampson
OWENS AWARDS $317,000 IN YOUTH CRIME PREVENTION AND INTERVENTION GRANTS TO JEFFERSON 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. Jefferson County organizations and programs received $317,000.
"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 Jefferson County organizations and programs are YCPI recipients for fiscal year 2000-2001:
A Step Up, Inc.: Mentoring Awarded $25,000
Program Description: Links mentors with 1st through 8th grade students during the academic year. Volunteers from area businesses meet with and tutor the student in school for an hour a week. The emphasis is academic achievement.
Climbing for Life, Inc.: Youth Climbing Program
Program Description: Provides rock climbing opportunities for the at risk-youth of Jefferson County. The experience includes healthy communication, teamwork, peer support and problem solving.
Family Resources and Child Care Education, Red Rocks
Community College: CARES Awarded $40,000
Program Description: Serves children 0 8 through child care resources. The families have non-traditional hours available and multi-agency response to families that are experiencing domestic difficulties.
Jefferson Center for Mental Health: Rapid Intervention for
Violent Adolescent Relationships Awarded $30,000
Program Description: This comprehensive program provides assessments, legal screening, mental health services, and case management to youth that are in the judicial system. The aim is to provide corrective and therapeutic intervention strategies for youth.
Jefferson County Build a Generation: JCBAG Community
Support Awarded $20,000
Program Description: This program has three components and follows the "Social Development Strategy" which is part of the Communities that Care Model. Component #1: Eiber Aftershool Arts Program for 4th through 6th graders; #2 Stein Literacy Program for children ages 0 8 and their parents; and #3 Golden Community Project serving high school students trained to conduct community meetings to determine local needs of youth.
Jefferson County Childrens Advocacy Center: Childrens
Advocacy Services Awarded $20,000
Program Description: Provides psych-educational parenting classes to educate and provide resources for parents to eliminate violence and crime. The goal is to reduce the trauma of abuse for children, help them recover from the abuse ordeal while enabling children to resolve conflict, build self-esteem and empower them to live healthier, more productive lives.
Jefferson County Public Schools District R1: Links to
Literacy Tots Time Awarded $47,000
Program Description: Program aims to prevent juvenile crime by intervention in the intergenerational cycle of illiteracy, helping children develop good social skills and to succeed in learning, and to prevent juvenile crime by helping parents become more effective in support of their childrens learning and positive social and literacy development.
Mountain Resource Center, Inc.: Teen Advocacy
Program Description: This program serves youth 12 18 through community service and healthy activities. The youth are involved in leadership and peer activities at Conifer High School.
ReCreation Unlimited: ReCreation Unlimited Basketball
School Awarded $20,000
Program Description: A summer program involving youth in non-traditional basketball schools, leadership camp, mentoring, a learning center, and monthly activities and special events. Aim is to increase motivation and the physical, mental and emotional health of youth.
Summation, Inc.: MEGA (Mentoring, Educating, And Guiding
Adolescents) Awarded $40,000
Program Description: Serves youth ages 8 17 in Lakewood through mentoring. The youth mentored are those involved in the Lakewood municipal system and their parents.
Volunteers In Prevention, Inc.: Catch The Magic
Program Description: The mentors of this program commit to six months with the youth and they work on building trust, friendship and responsibility. Each activity involves a community project and is completed by the mentor pair.
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 on August 1.
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