Colorado State Archives
Executive Orders from the Administration of Governor Bill Owens 1999-2005
Monday, July 3, 2000
Amy Jewett Sampson
OWENS AWARDS $167,371 IN YOUTH CRIME PREVENTION AND INTERVENTION GRANTS TO MONTROSE 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. Montrose County organizations and programs received $167,371.
"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 Montrose County organizations and programs are YCPI recipients for fiscal year 2000-2001:
Delta, Montrose Youth Services, Inc.: Ouray Partners Art
Partners Awarded $40,000
Program Description: Program serves youth of the Delta/Montrose communities through mentoring. Additionally, there is a Life Skills training available to the adults participating in the program as well.
Great Start Family Visitor Program: Supporting Parents Of
Infants and Toddlers Under Stress Awarded $45,000
Program Description: Program provides home visitation and parenting skills to at-risk families. The services include intensive training to the parents in the Hotchkiss, Paonia and Crawford communities that are high risk.
Montrose Memorial Hospital: Teen Companion Program
Program Description: Program serves at-risk youth 10 15 with weekly group health guidance sessions, individual counseling, monthly home visits, and care coordination. The goal is to give youth the skills they need to make healthy life choices.
Olathe Elementary School: Community Literacy Program
Program Description: Program targets high-risk youth in preschool through 5th grade and their families. The goal is to increase academic achievement by providing afterschool clubs, parenting sessions, summer school, and mini grants.
Passage Charter School: Case Management and Parenting
Classes Awarded $16,765
Program Description: Program aims to address the interplay between teen pregnancy and other risk taking behavior among youth by providing an opportunity for pregnant and parenting teens to earn a high school diploma while gaining parenting job skills. Program targets teen parents enrolled at the School and their children ages 0 3 years.
West End Family Link Center: Tutoring with Alternatives (TWA)
Program Description: Program provides one-on-one tutoring/mentoring with students, a positive family support system, an educational assessment process, and pre-GED reviews. The goal is to offer students equal opportunity to be successful with their education and to fill the gaps in a students educational needs.
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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