The project will aid CoSA sites in 14 communities across the country to help offenders accept accountability and responsibility for their actions as they complete their sentences and return to the community. Circles provide these former offenders with a weekly support network of trained staff and volunteers who assist and promote their safe and successful reintegration into the community.
In making the announcement, Mr. Goodale said:
"Reestablishing funding for this important Canadian-made program demonstrates our commitment to evidence-based criminal justice policy. This project will help reduce victimization and keep our communities safe by holding ex-offenders accountable for their actions and giving them the support they need to become responsible and productive members of society".
Public Safety Canada announces continued funding for CoSA
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