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Mayor’s Gang Reduction Program Praised for Progress, but Criticized for Wasting Money

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The Mayor's Office of Gang Reduction and Youth Development (GRYD) received some gentle criticism from the Los Angeles City Controller Wendy Greuel after an audit was released suggesting the program needed more oversight and evaluation.

The audit did acknowledge how the mayor’s gang prevention program has seen a 10.7 percent decrease in crime and did a fairly good job in implementing the 109 recommendations from the Greuel's last audit. The GRYD program implemented 52 percent of the recommendations, partially implemented 47 percent, and has left one recommendation completely untouched.