Colorado State Archives
Executive Orders from the Administration of Governor Bill Owens 1999-2005
Monday, July 3, 2000
Amy Jewett Sampson
OWENS AWARDS $80,221 IN YOUTH CRIME PREVENTION AND INTERVENTION GRANTS TO MORGAN 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. Morgan County organizations and programs received $80,221.
"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 Morgan County organizations and programs are YCPI recipients for fiscal year 2000-2001:
Centennial Mental Health Center: Morgan County Tennyson
Center – Awarded $40,000
Program Description: Program serves youth ages 10 to 14 who are experiencing behavioral and emotional difficulties. The program is designed to support these youth in the school and family setting with "alternative education" methods.
Morgan County Family Center: Enhanced PAT II –
Program Description: Program serves high-risk families who participate voluntarily in intensive home visitation with a Parents-as-Teachers educator who makes regularly scheduled visits. Parents also participate in additional group parenting and support classes.
Thirteenth Judicial District Office of the District
Attorney: Intervention and Prevention Services – Awarded $15,221
Program Description: Program serves youth 12 to 18 through drug and alcohol abuse prevention and intervention. The services also offer family counseling and guest speakers.
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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