1. Circles of Support and Accountability are predicated on the value of friendship.
2. With support and accountability people are capable of change.
3. Justice involves the practice of inclusion.
4. No one does CoSA alone.
5. No one is disposable.
Circles of Support and Accountability (CoSA) is a community of volunteers who form a circle of friendship around an individual who had been imprisoned for sexual offences. We assist them to successfully reintegrate into the community and not re-offend.
1. Every person is created equal and worthy of the right to respect and dignity.
2. Human rights (as identified in U. N. Declarations) apply to everyone.
3. “Community” is basic to human societies and essential for wholesome living.
4. Human well being is based on physical, social, psychological, mental and spiritual needs being met.
5. Positive relationships, communication, understanding and nurture lead to wholesome living.
6. Healing, reconciliation, restoration, transformation, and forgiveness are essential to resolve conflict, misunderstanding, alienation and/or violence.
7. People, communities and societies are capable of change (for the better or for the worse)
8. Altruism underlies healthy volunteer action.
We offer support, model, and encourage a law-abiding life style. In the process, we hold each other accountable for our behaviour.