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Evaluating the Effectiveness of Professionally-Facilitated Volunteerism in the Community-Based Management of High-Risk Sexual Offenders: Part One – Effects on Participants and Stakeholders.

Source: (2007) The Howard Journal. 46(3):289-302.This study presents evaluation data from the Circles of Support and Accountability (COSA) pilot project in South-Central Ontario, Canada – specifically regarding the effect that COSA has had on ... READ MORE

Circles of Support and Accountability: Engaging Community Volunteers in the Management of High-Risk Sexual Offenders.

Source: (2007) Howard Journal of Criminal Justice. 46(1): 1-15.The main goal of the COSA model is to reduce the risk of future sexual offending by assisting and supporting released men as they attempt to integrate into the community. The program o... READ MORE

Circles of Support: A Restorative Justice Initiative

Source: (2001) In, Michael H. Miner and Eli Coleman, eds., Sex Offender Treatment: Accomplishments, Challenges, and Future Directions. Binghamton, NY: Haworth Press, Inc. Pp. 59-77.Conditional release in Canada has had a long history; however, rec... READ MORE