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The Circle that cares: volunteers help sex offenders beat isolation, stay out of trouble

Parkes, Debbie
June 4, 2015

Source: (2000) Montreal: The Gazette.

Wray Budreo is used to being hated. Protestors demonstrated against the convicted pedophile while he was serving time in the Kingston Penitentiary. He was chased out of one Ontario town after his release. But there are those who have been using a more supportive approach – and in the end, it seems, a more effective one in trying to ensure the 55-year-old doesn’t commit any more offences. Circles of Support and Accountability bring together volunteers in an alternative network for sex offenders, who typically have little in the way of family or social support and are often intellectually deficient. (excerpt)


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