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Circles of Support and Accountability: The Need to Make Room for More Victim/Survivor Input.

Dyck, David
June 4, 2015

Source: (2000) Victim Offender Mediation Association.

The author writes about a program – Circles of Support and Accountability (CSA) – designed to enhance the safety of the community and reduce the risk of re-offence by released sex-offenders. To complement the restorative focus on the offender, he urges more programs that address the stated needs of victims/survivors, and he urges greater victim/survivor participation in existing programs, such as CSA. These steps, he believes, will move in the direction of a fuller and truer expression of restorative justice principles.


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