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Joint Youth Development Committee (Chicago, Ill.) records

The Joint Youth Development Committee (JYDC) was established by the city of Chicago in 1962 to fight juvenile delinquency. The JYDC emphasized the role of community institutions in the rehabilitation of youth by using a decentralized approach with numerous sub-committees. In preparing project proposals, the JYDC often focused on Chicago's Near North Side and Lincoln Park community areas, which included