Dr. Renée Henskens is affiliated with the research group Working with Mandated Clients since 2018. She is a practice-oriented researcher with a great interest in how professionals act methodically in a judicial context.
Working in the forensic social field is disruptive: Renée's ambition is to investigate, together with researchers, professionals and clients, how practice can be improved by connecting scientific knowledge, professional expertise and client experiences. As a policy advisor at the Dutch Probation Service, Renée was closely involved in daily practice until 2018.
In the research group, Renée is project leader of various research projects. She is also a teacher at the master's degree programme Forensic Social Professional.
"Probation work is not about enforcing compliance but eliciting it"Frank Porporino