Colorado State Archives
Executive Orders from the Administration of Governor Bill Owens 1999-2005
Monday, July 3, 2000
Amy Jewett Sampson
OWENS AWARDS $27,500 YOUTH CRIME PREVENTION AND INTERVENTION GRANT TO LAS ANIMAS COUNTY PROGRAM
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. Las Animas County organizations and programs received $27,500.
"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 Las Animas County program is a YCPI recipient for fiscal year 2000-2001:
Fishers Peak YMCA Of Trinidad: Conflict Resolution Center
Program Description: This program serves youth ages 5 – 22 and their families including those who have documented incidences of violence or aggressive behavior. Program teaches problem-solving and pro-social skills to enhance a sense of self, family, goals and values within one’s own culture.
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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