Source: (2006) Papers presented at the Fourth Conference of the European Forum for Restorative Justice, “Restorative justice: An agenda for Europe”, Barcelona, Spain, 15-17 June 2006.

The Circles of support & accountability (CoSA) is a program that was developed 12 years ago in response to the fear communities experienced at the prospect of a released sex offender being released into their communities. The following are some of the major points that underline its functioning.(excerpt)