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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

Can We Welcome High-Risk Sex Offenders Back to the Community?

Source: (2003) Beyond Just Us. A newsletter published by the Forum on Restorative Community Justice. Spring/Summer 2003. Pp. 2.The term “pedophilia‿ refers to individuals sexually attracted to children. As Robin Wilson writes, pedophilia incit... READ MORE

Restorative Justice Innovations in Canada

Source: (2002) Behavioral Sciences and the Law. 20: 363-380.According to the authors of this paper, the Canadian justice system is unsatisfactory for both victims and offenders. Many people have become disillusioned with the criminal justice syste... 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