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NCJ Number: 50297 Find in a Library
Title: SOME CHARACTERISTICS OF THE DUTCH PROBATION SYSTEM
Journal: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF OFFENDER THERAPY  Volume:11  Issue:3  Dated:(1967)  Pages:89-93
Author(s): A HEIJDER
Corporate Author: Assoc for Psychiatric Treatment of Offenders
United Kingdom
Date Published: 1967
Page Count: 5
Sponsoring Agency: Assoc for Psychiatric Treatment of Offenders
London, NW1 6BU, England
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: CHARACTERISTICS OF PROBATION SERVICES IN THE NETHERLANDS ARE DESCRIBED IN TERMS OF THEIR RELATION TO LEGAL AND SOCIAL SERVICES.
Abstract: DUTCH PROBATION SERVICES ARE PROVIDED BY PRIVATE, OFTEN RELIGIOUS, ORGANIZATIONS. THEY ARE FINANCED BY CONTRIBUTIONS OF ORGANIZATION MEMBERS AND BY THE DUTCH MINISTRY OF JUSTICE. THEY EMPLOY APPROXIMATELY 365 TRAINED PROBATION OFFICERS AS WELL AS UNPAID WORKERS. VOLUNTARY WORKERS HAVE A NETWORK OF INDIVIDUAL CONTACTS AND ENLIST THE AID OF THEIR CHURCHES, TRADE UNIONS, AND MANY OTHER GROUPS. THEY CALL ON THEIR PERSONAL FRIENDS TO INTEREST THEM IN REHABILITATION WORK, EXPLAINING THE NEEDS OF CLIENTS AND RELATING EMERGENCY CASES AND RESULTS. VOLUNTARY WORKERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO TURN TO PROFESSIONAL PROBATION OFFICERS FOR ADVICE IN DIFFICULT SITUATIONS. PROBATION OFFICERS ARE GENERALLY FULLY TRAINED SOCIAL WORKERS WHO SPEND A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF TIME RECRUITING, SUPERVISING, AND ADVISING VOLUNTARY WORKERS. ALL PRESENTENCE INVESTIGATIONS ARE CARRIED OUT BY PROBATION OFFICERS. A COMPLICATED SYSTEM OF COOPERATION EXISTS BETWEEN GOVERNMENT AND PRIVATE ASSOCIATIONS IN THE NETHERLANDS. REFERNCES ARE INCLUDED. (DEP)
Index Term(s): Alternatives to institutionalization; Netherlands; Probation; Probation or parole officers; Probationers; Volunteers
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