Colorado State Archives
Executive Orders from the Administration of Governor Bill Owens 1999-2005
Monday, July 3, 2000
Amy Jewett Sampson
OWENS AWARDS $70,381 IN YOUTH CRIME PREVENTION AND INTERVENTION GRANTS TO LAKE 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. Lake County organizations and programs received $70,381.
"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 Lake County organizations and programs are YCPI recipients for fiscal year 2000-2001:
Full Circle of Lake County, Inc.: Full Circle Youth
Project – Awarded $38, 381.
Program Description: Provides mentoring to youth 8 – 17 years old. The activities include Leadership Crew, Girls Club, Peer Counseling, Dance Club and Skate Board Crew to all of the participants.
The Center, Lake County School District: Family Literacy
Program – Awarded $32,000.
Program Description: The Family Literacy Program collaborates with Head Start and the public library to deliver quality books and educational games to children who have little access to educational tools. The program aids in preparing children for kindergarten readiness and encourages the whole family to participate in literacy/educational activities.
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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