Colorado State Archives
Executive Orders from the Administration of Governor Bill Owens 1999-2005
Monday, July 3, 2000
Amy Jewett Sampson
OWENS AWARDS $77,700 IN YOUTH CRIME PREVENTION AND INTERVENTION GRANTS TO LINCOLN 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. Lincoln County organizations and programs received $77,700.
"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 Lincoln County organizations and programs are YCPI recipients for fiscal year 2000-2001:
East Central Board of Cooperative Education: Supportive
Family Childcare Visitation Groups – Awarded $47,700.
Program Description: Program offers weekly Supportive Family Childcare Visitation Groups serving children ages 0 – 5. It encourages childcare providers to spend more quality time with children by providing monthly activities, increasing provider/child interaction and building provider confidence in dealing with young children.
East Central Board of Cooperative Educational Services:
Ease Central Education Center – Awarded $30,000.
Program Description: Program targets students ages 11 –18 who are experiencing behavioral, emotional, and academic difficulties. Services include individual and group academic instruction, family counseling and support, individual and group counseling, life skills training, substance abuse education and health education.
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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