This small collection of reports, correspondence, and studies, documents the activities of Special Service for Groups, 1948-1983.
Included are documents describing the history of the organization, independent evaluations of the work of the agency's social
workers, documentation for an agency study, and various reports and research papers.
Originally founded in 1945 as the Special Service Unit of the Los Angeles Youth Project, Special Service for Groups was incorporated
in March 1952 on the recommendation of the Welfare Planning Council of Metropolitan Los Angeles. Its purpose was to provide
direct leadership of professional social workers working with teenage gangs and delinquent youth.
The use of archival materials for on-site research does not constitute permission from the California Social Welfare Archives
to publish them. Copyright has not been assigned to the California Social Welfare Archives, and the researcher is instructed
to obtain permission from the copyright holder to quote from or publish manuscripts in the CSWA's collections.