skip navigation

Add your conference to our Justice Events calendar


NCJRS Celebrates National Library Week April 12-18

National Library Week

Started in 1958, National Library Week is a nationwide observance celebrated by all types of libraries - including the NCJRS Virtual Library. NCJRS invites you to explore the breadth and scope of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection and services. With more than 220,000 collection documents and 60,000 online resources, including all known Office of Justice Programs works, it is one of the world’s largest criminal justice special collections.

We encourage your Feedback. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Virtual Library and Abstracts Database, how you access the collection, and any ways we can improve our services.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Library collection.
To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the NCJRS Abstracts Database.

How to Obtain Documents
NCJ Number: NCJ 241465     Find in a Library
Title: Children in Living in America's High-Poverty Communities
  Document URL: PDF 
Corporate Author: Annie E. Casey Foundation
United States of America
Date Published: 02/2012
Page Count: 4
  Annotation: This overview of the impact of poverty on children identifies the specific harms linked to poverty, the increase in concentrated poverty, variation in poverty by location, and what is needed to address poverty and its impact on children.
Abstract: The most recent data available from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey show that after poverty declined in the United States between 1990 and 2000, both the percentage and the number of children living in high-poverty areas increased over the last decade. Children living in poverty-stricken locations increased from 9 to 11 percent over the past decade. Research has shown that even when family income is held constant, families in areas of concentrated poverty are more likely to struggle to meet their children’s basic material needs. Children living in areas of concentrated poverty are also likely to experience harmful levels of stress and severe behavioral and emotional problems than children living in higher income communities. A number of approaches can improve the chances of success for families in high-poverty. One approach is to promote community change efforts that integrate physical revitalization with human-capital development. Another approach is to build strong, supportive communities for children and families by leveraging “anchor institutions.” Other approaches are to promote proven and promising practices in the areas of work support, asset building, and employment; link neighborhood improvement to city-wide and regional efforts; and increase access to affordable housing in safe, opportunity-rich communities for low-income families, particularly families of color. Relevant resources are listed.
Main Term(s): Juvenile delinquency factors
Index Term(s): Economic influences ; Economic analysis ; Poverty and crime
Sale Source: Annie E. Casey Foundation
701 St. Paul Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
United States of America
Type: Report (Study/Research) ; Statistics
Country: United States of America
Language: English
  To cite this abstract, use the following link:

* A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's web site is provided.