CoSA

MSCM-CoSA Project

Since introducing Circles of Support and Accountability (CoSA) to Quebec in 2000, MSCM has accompanied dozens of men using the Circle model, to the considerable benefit of all, those being accompanied in their safe reintegration, volunteers, and our larger community.

Under the name of MSCM CoSA Project, we now participate…

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Minding the Monster

A pedophile gets out of prison. What happens next?
ON THE CHILLY, wet morning of November 18, 1994, Dan Haley stood at the rear entrance of Kingston Penitentiary, gazing out over Lake Ontario. Although he’d never done time there, he’d seen his share of cells; with his mullet…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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