Chicago Area Project is a Juvenile delinquency prevention association based in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The association has been acting since early 20th century. The project was founded by Clifford R. Shaw. As of 2006, its current Executive Director is David E. Whittaker.
The program is considered to be America's first community-based delinquency prevention program.
The project started to fight delinquency at "Russell Square" neighborhood of South Chicago during the 1930s and early 1940s.
References and notes
- ^ Steven L. Schlossman, Michael W. Sedlak. "The Chicago Area Project Revisited". Retrieved 2006-09-18.