Granted, there have been concerns at times about whether the program's workers might still be involved in illegal activity, but as a city task force report found three years ago, such problems can be mitigated or eliminated through effective oversight. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake says she supports the program and its expansion but that the difficulty is in finding the right people to staff it. Money is less the issue, she says, than finding people with a history of life on the streets and a track record of leaving it behind. For better or worse, there should be no lack of people who fit that description in Baltimore. The city needs to make it a top priority to find them, but the onus falls, too, on people who have turned their lives around to raise their hands and join the effort.