Colorado State Archives
Executive Orders from the Administration of Governor Bill Owens 1999-2005
Monday, July 3, 2000
Amy Jewett Sampson
OWENS AWARDS $266,190 IN YOUTH CRIME PREVENTION AND INTERVENTION GRANTS TO MESA 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. Mesa County organizations and programs received $266,190.
"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 Mesa County organizations and programs are YCPI recipients for fiscal year 2000-2001:
Chatfield Elementary School: Chatfield Helps All To
Succeed (C.H.A.T.S.) – Awarded $12,000
Program Description: Program serves youth ages 3 – 14 through counseling, summer sessions, parenting involvement and classroom sessions. The parents and staff will be trained in appropriate behaviors as well.
Effective Parents Project: Home Visits For Families At
Risk – Awarded $40,000
Program Description: Program serves ages 0 – 14 through parenting support. The program works with parents around positive parent-child interaction, healthy growth and development.
Hilltop Community Resources, Inc.: Family Steps –
Program Description: Program serves educationally and/or economically impoverished families with children ages birth to six. Parents will attend parenting classes to promote violence-free families by building health family relationships.
Mesa County Valley School District 51: Y.E.S. Coach
Project – Awarded $80,890
Program Description: Program serves middle school aged children through home visitation. The participating students have high rates of absenteeism and lack of commitment to school.
Mesa Youth Services, Inc. Mesa County Partners: Partners
Mentoring: – Awarded $90,800
Program Description: Program serves 50 youth and matches them with mentors. The youth are supervised in the new Conservation Corps, Volunteer Central and restitution.
The Center for Enriched Communications, Inc.: Sexually
Active Youth – Awarded $22,500
Program Description: Program targets youth ages 8 – 18 who have admitted to a sexual offense. The goal is to stop sex offending behaviors of participants and to keep them and the community safe by providing structured group sessions.
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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