To substantially reduce the risk of future victimization of community members by assisting and supporting high risk released individuals in their task of integrating with the community and leading responsible, productive and accountable lives.
What is CoSA?
Circles of Support and Accountability are groups of four to seven volunteers who are primarily from the faith community. They are committed to enhancing public safety by supporting community re-entry for former high risk offenders through covenanting, meeting and walking daily with them. The full Circle meets on a regular basis. It serves both as a caring community offering support, and as a responsible community, concerned that public safety not be compromised. CoSA acknowledges the ongoing pain and need for healing of survivors of abuse.
Read the May 2016 edition of Bar None.