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Youthworks improperly paid teens who didn't work, audit finds

Posted: 6:28 PM, Jul 11, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-11 22:28:05Z

An audit found the Baltimore Youthworks program improperly paid teens who were not given a job.

According to the audit, a lack of oversight of the new ALINE debit cards was the problem. 

Around 11,000 young people enrolled in Youthworks in 2017 and each one of them was given a pay card. Only about 8,000 were given a job. More than 160 teens, who were not given work, were able to activate their cards or receive a check payment from ADP, the audit found.

The audit suggested that Youthworks only issue pay cards to participants who have been given work.