Colorado State Archives
Executive Orders from the Administration of Governor Bill Owens 1999-2005
Monday, July 3, 2000
Amy Jewett Sampson
OWENS AWARDS $131,000 IN YOUTH CRIME PREVENTION AND INTERVENTION GRANTS TO LA PLATA 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. La Plata County organizations and programs received $131,000.
"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 La Plata County organizations and programs are YCPI recipients for fiscal year 2000-2001:
Big Brothers Big Sisters of La Plata County, Inc. –
Program Description: Provides staff time to make 40 additional mentor matches in Archuleta and La Plata Counties. Staff is needed to recruit and train volunteers to complete the matches.
La Plata Youth Services: LPYS Advocate Community Service
Project – Awarded $26,000.
Program Description: Program trains 15 advocates/mentors to work with youth who are primarily Felons or Class 1 Misdemeanors. The program goal is to separate the youth in the judicial system from their peers and develop them individually.
Southern Ute Community Action Programs DBA The Training
Advantage – Awarded $50,000
Program Description: Program assists youth ages 14 – 18 to focus on career goals and to visualize themselves as productive members of the community. The goal is to decrease potential for continued deviant behavior in high-risk youth.
Southwest Youth Corps: Youth Conservation Corps –
Program Description: Offers young people ages 15 – 23 education and job training programs that stress social growth, physical fitness, work maturity skills, teamwork, conflict resolution skills, outdoor recreation, critical thinking and environmental education. The goal is to improve life opportunities for at-risk youth.
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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