Colorado receives $285,000 grant for at-risk youth programs (Denver Post)

Colorado has received a grant of $285,000 in cash and technical assistance from the University of Utah Sorenson Impact Center to fund early intervention services for at-risk youth who receive services from multiple state systems.

The goal is to assist those youth in avoiding long-term involvement with public systems, particularly the juvenile justice system.

The Colorado Office of State Planning and Budget submitted the application.

The grant program is known as the Social Innovation Fund — Pay for Success. The Sorenson Impact Center, through a three-year, $3.5 million grant from the fund, works with government officials and nonprofit providers. The center also has received grants from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation and the Sorenson Impact Foundation.