Source: (2005) Restorative Directions Journal. 1(1):14-17.

In closing, it is clear that we, as sex offender professionals,need to encourage the collaborative approach to risk management. Researchers and clinicians, working together with law enforcement, must assist communities in becoming more educated about how to manage risk in their midst. This seems to be the most credible route to increased public safety. Communities have become too reliant on official control to ensure the safety of their vulnerable members, and governments have done little to correct this blind faith. Circles of Support and Accountability are a good example of the community proactively taking part in risk management. However, the concept of engaging offenders as they return to society continues to be unpalatable to most. Nonetheless, the data are clear collaboration and engagement increase public safety. As elusiveas it may be, “no more victims” continues to be our shared ultimate goal.