SPOTLIGHT ON: YOUTH
By Christine Bruzzese
agencies have provided services to the young people of New York City
such as after school activities, community outreach and employment among
others. This article features some publications of different youth services
agencies from the 1950s to the present.
Juvenile Delinquency Rates and Socio-Economic Characteristics for
New York City: a Manual for Social Research was prepared by the Research
Department of the New York City Youth Control Board in 1954. It offers
information on juvenile delinquency statistics by health areas in New
York City. Also included is data on population, income and housing.
Mandate for Youth discusses the work of the New York City Youth Board
from 1947 to 1967. The formation and the various programs of the Youth
Board are described. The main focus was on preventing juvenile delinquency
and encouraging young adults to stay in school.
In 1995, the Department of Youth Services offered A New Direction
in Youth Services, written by Commissioner Alfred B. Curtis, Jr. This policy
paper presents some goals and objectives for future management of the
Department of Youth and Community Development became a charter agency
in 1996 by Local Law. The agency's Annual Report presents financial
information, highlights of accomplishments for the year and description
of organization and programs. DYCD is also active in the Interagency
Coordinating Council on Youth, as stipulated in the City Charter. The
Annual Report for ICC summarizes the quarterly meetings held and discusses
the various contributions of the participating agencies in offering assistance
to the city's young people.
Vertical and biographical files may also be of use to the researcher.
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