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Board meeting minutes of the Chicago Youth Centers.
Correspondence, reports, and other files of Hans W. Mattick, a Chicago sociologist; topical files on criminal justice; and records of studies he directed, especially the Illinois Selective Service Felon Project (1950-53, re. World War II era), the Chicago Youth Development Project (1958-1966), and the Illinois Jails Survey (1967-68). Materials relate to Mattick's work as an academic, as an employee of
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