$54.5 million violence prevention program initiated by Gov. Pat Quinn in 2012 showed “pervasive deficiencies” in almost every aspect of the program, including planning, implementation and management. Full report linked here.
The program paid teens to hand out fliers promoting inner peace, and also paid at-risk teens to take field trips to museums, march in a parade with the governor and attend a yoga class to learn how to handle stress.
Tens of millions pissed away, but it was on “violence prevention,” so we all feel good about it, right?