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4th Annual Volunteer Appreciation Wine and Cheese

Last Friday on March 20, while the cold weather dragged on stubbornly outside, MSCM volunteers gathered for a merry evening of celebration at our 4th Annual Volunteer Appreciation Wine and Cheese!  The music played, the wine flowed, and the delicious cheese was quickly gobbled up by the 27 volunteers who…

14 Apr 10:55 AM 0 Read More...

CoSA: Are Sex Offenders the New Lepers?

The Coalinga State Hospital in California houses 1,500 of the most dangerous sex offenders after they have served time in prison. Upon release from prison, the magnitude of recidivism for a particular offender can be evaluated at the hospital through a variety of means.
What some residents outside of…

11 Mar 1:26 AM 0 Read More...

Letter to The Honourable Steven Blaney

Dear Mr. Blaney,
I wish to express concern about the cuts to funding for Circles of Support and Accountability (CoSA) taking effect on March 31, 2015. As you should know, CoSA “is a community-based reintegration program that holds federal sex offenders accountable for the harm they have caused while…

07 Mar 5:08 PM 0 Read More...

Harper Presses Our “fear” Buttons Again

If Mr.Harper’s proposed new “tough on crime” initiative by which “a sentence for life” means prison for life were to become the law of the land, the real losers, on a number of fronts, would be us, the Canadian public.

The Justice system and our Correctional and Parole…

06 Mar 6:19 PM 0 Read More...

Sex Crime Prevention Program Cut by Ottawa

The federal government is cutting funds for a program designed to prevent the most dangerous, high-risk sex offenders from repeating their crimes, just as its own five-year study has found the program dramatically improves public safety and saves money.

The 18 Circles of Support and Accountability (COSA) programs…

03 Mar 7:45 PM 0 Read More...