Coerced Debt - Presentation for Community Providers


On September 29, 2021, the Massachusetts Access to Justice Commission sponsored a presentation for community advocates in Massachusetts about dealing with debt resulting from intimidation, bullying, and domestic violence - also known as coerced debt.

Kristen Bor-Zale, Equal Justice Works fellow at Greater Boston Legal Services, presented.

Moderated by Ben Golden, New England Law.

Topics addressed included

  • Screening for financial abuse
  • Credit reports
  • Tips for defending a small claims action

Slides are attached.

Learn more about legal rights and debt in general at 

Resources for learning more about financial abuse and coerced debt:

 Resources for protecting credit:

 Resources on identity theft:



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Coerced Debt 2.29.21 Slide.pdf (6.24 MB) 6.24 MB