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Released Sex offenders: Circles of support or a drive out of town?

Editor, Michael
June 4, 2015

Source: (1996) Update: The Church Council on Justice and Corrections. (Fall): 6. Ottawa, Canada.

Near the top of any list of concerns for citizens is the return to the community of sex offenders whose warrants of committal have expired and who can no longer be legally held in prison.
Many have been literally driven out of the communities in which they have tried to settle. Here we reprint from the CBC ideas series, “Prison and Its Alternatives”, a discussion on a circle of support for one such offender in Toronto. Rev. Hugh Kirkrgaard is a Correctional Service of Canada community chaplain and CCJC member. Rev. Sally Boyles is a Toronto pastor and chair of the Inter-Faith Committee on Chaplaincy. (excerpt)


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