Circles of support and accountability: An overview
This fact sheet provides an overview of circles of support and accountability and their role in supporting sexual offenders to reintegrate into the community after time spent in prison.
This information in this fact sheet is drawn from ANROWS research entitled Community-based approaches to sexual offender reintegration (Richards et al., 2020). This resource is designed to support policymakers, practice designers and practitioners considering implementing a circle of support and accountability, as well as provide information for community members and volunteers who might participate in them.
This fact sheet answers the following questions:
- What are circles of support and accountability?
- Who are the volunteers and what do they do?
- Who can and who does volunteer?
- Do circles of support and accountability work?
- Where can I find out more?
Richards, K., & Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety. (2020). Circles of support and accountability: An overview [Factsheet]. ANROWS.