Service utilization in high-crime communities: Consumer views on supports and barriers

James Herbert Williams, Robert Pierce, Nioka S. Young, Richard A. Van Dorn

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Abstract

This study uses qualitative methods to investigate perceived supports and barriers to social and health service utilization among minorities residing in high-crime and violent communities. Focus groups were conducted with African Americans, Asian Americans, and Hispanics/Latinos (N=64) who reside in these communities within a moderately sized Midwestern city. Both convergent and divergent themes were identified across the groups. Implications of these findings for research and practice are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)409-417
Number of pages9
JournalFamilies in Society
Volume82
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

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