Grounded in restorative justice principles, Circles of Support and Accountability (CoSA) reduces sexual victimization by assisting people who have committed sexual offences to lead responsible, constructive, and accountable lives in their communities.
Volunteering with CoSA put a face on people I’d only heard about from far away. I’ve learned to be more patient and more compassionate.
A sense of belonging and connection is important in terms of contributing to public safety. People tend to make better decisions when they have support and accountability.
My circle helped me to understand the impact of my choices and to find that I could make different ones. This was big for me.