How to Assist Probationers with Debt Problems during Supervision

Auteurs Vivienne de Vogel, Dike van de Mheen, Gercoline van Beek
Gepubliceerd in Crime & Delinquency
Publicatiedatum 1 maart 2021
Lectoraat Werken in Justitieel Kader
Soort publicatie Artikel


Little research exists on what works in the supervision of offenders with debt problems. This qualitative study aims to provide insight into the barriers probation officers and clients experience during supervision regarding debt and the support that clients need. Interviews were conducted with 33 Dutch probation officers and 16 clients. The results show that debt often negatively influences clients’ lives and hinders their resocialization. Probation officers lack effective methods to support clients with debt problems. To adequately help clients with debt problems, probation officers should obtain more knowledge about effective interventions and collaborate more closely with debt specialists from the probation supervision outset.

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Taal Engels
Gepubliceerd in Crime & Delinquency
Trefwoorden financial problems, debt, crime, probation work, supervision
Paginabereik 1-24

Vivienne de Vogel