Study: Jobs Prevent Violence In Chicago’s Most Impoverished Neighborhoods

December 11, 2014With positive results from a summer jobs program for Chicago teens continuing to roll in, I’m thinking it’s time for Mayor Emanuel to accompany the mountains of praise he has for Chicago’s youth programs with some more cash.

Last week, I mentioned the results of an evaluation that followed Chicago teens from high-violence, low-income neighborhoods who took part in a Chicago summer jobs program and compared them to teens who hadn’t. The evaluation indicated that, even after the program ended, the jobs program significantly helped lower violent crime among the teens involved.

Read whole article from CBS Chicago here.