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Circles of Support and Accountability (CoSA)

Circles of Support and Accountability (CoSA) is a community-based response for individuals who have been incarcerated for committing a sexual offence(s), are being released into the community, and wish to carry out fulfilling lives where they exercise autonomy over themselves and their choices.  Those individuals are referred to as ‘core members.’  Each core member is supported by a circle of volunteers who work with them to achieve goals and avoid reoffending through a transformative justice lens.

Research has shown how circles of support can substantially reduce the risk of future sexual victimization. We aim to assist released individuals in transforming ideals with a supportive community and leading a responsible, autonomous, and accountable life.

 

Currently, CoSA is only able to support those who have committed offences, but if you are or someone you know needs support, please connect through: https://talkingforchange.ca/   

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WANT TO VOLUNTEER?

Circles of Support and Accountability (CoSA) volunteers must fill out and submit this form to jkennedybloom@onecityptbo.ca or bring it to the office located at 541 Water St.

Our CoSA volunteers provide weekly support and accountability to individuals who have been convicted of a sexual offence(s) and who are looking to live crime-free lives. 

To find out more about what is involved in volunteering with CoSA click here:

no more victims. no one is disposable.

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