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This Note analyzes the implementation and the operations of one of the pioneering ventures in delinquency prevention in the early 20th century, the Chicago Area Project. It focuses particularly on the Project's work in the Russell Square neighborhood of South Chicago in the 1930s and early 1940s. The Note examines the beginnings of the Project in South Chicago, the neighborhood and its delinquent youth, the Project in action, and concludes with an evaluation of the work done by the Project.

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