Circles of Support & Accountability
CoSA Circles of Support and Accountability (CoSA) is a community-based response for individuals who have been incarcerated for committing sexual offences, are being released into the community, and voluntarily seek out assistance in living a successful and crime-free life. In 2019, CoSA celebrated its 25th anniversary in Canada.
The CoSA Mission is to substantially reduce the risk of future sexual victimization by assisting and supporting released individuals in their task of integrating with the community and leading a responsible, productive, and accountable life. As a restorative justice measure focused specifically on supporting and holding to account those who have committed sexual offences, CoSA aims to: build safer and healthier communities; enable responsibility-taking for harmful actions and choices; generate an environment of empathy to better understand the experiences and needs of survivors of sexual harm; and support core members to learn and change.
I NEED A CoSA CIRCLE:
If you are residing in the community, contact our office by phone: 306.653.3099 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a meeting with our CoSA Administrator.
If you are in a correctional institution talk to your institutional social worker, institutional probation/parole officer, or chaplain for a referral.
I AM A PROFESSIONAL WHO WOULD LIKE TO REFER A CLIENT TO CoSA:
I WOULD LIKE TO VOLUNTEER:
Visit our Volunteer Page to apply!