Circles of Support and Accountability (CoSA) is a community-oriented, restorative-justice based reintegration program that assists people in their effort to re-enter society after a period of incarceration for a sexual offense.

These people, referred to as Core Members, participate in the program voluntarily and are not mandated by the judicial system.

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A “Circle” involves a group of three to five screened, trained volunteers who commit themselves to support and hold accountable the Core Member who is more often than not labelled high risk to re-offend. Because he has been held to the end of his sentence, he is returning to the community with little or no support available to him and often with much media attention.

The Circle meets together regularly and is guided by a written and signed agreement called a Covenant. Volunteers also provide assistance with re-entry challenges (housing, employment, medical attention, etc). The Core Member commits to open communication with the group regarding his identified risk factors, problematic behaviour, attitudes, etc., all in an effort to end his pattern of sexual offences and increase public safety.

Volunteer members come from all walks of life, ranging in age from 21 and up. They are professionally supported and work in conjunction with community agencies, treatment providers like psychologists, parole or probation officers, the police, and the courts.

Our mission statement is to substantially reduce the risk of future sexual victimization of community members by assisting and supporting released individuals in integrating with the community and leading responsible, productive, and accountable lives.

Our bottom line is: No More Victims