Colorado State Archives
Executive Orders from the Administration of Governor Bill Owens 1999-2005
Monday, July 3, 2000
Amy Jewett Sampson
OWENS AWARDS $43,000 IN YOUTH CRIME PREVENTION AND INTERVENTION GRANTS TO MOFFATT 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. Moffatt County organizations and programs received $43,000.
"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 Moffatt County organizations and programs are YCPI recipients for fiscal year 2000-2001:
Grand Futures For Moffatt: Teen Alternatives For Youth
– Awarded $15,000
Program Description: Program involves middle and high school youth who plan and implement alternative activities for 500 – 600 high-risk community youth. It offers crime and substance free activities and leadership and team building development.
Moffatt County Partners, Inc.: Moffatt County Partners
– Awarded $28,000
Program Description: Program offers one-to-one mentoring, recreational activities, life skills training, and training and activities for Senior Partners (adult volunteer). The program aims to provide youth with an adult mentor who can give them support and guidance.
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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