Circles of Support and Accountability are being developed for high-risk offenders who have served their sentences and are returning to the community. Presently, there are 13 circles operating in Regina and surrounding area.
A high-risk person returning to the community from prison can request that a circle be formed for him or her in the community. At the outset, an agreement or covenant is signed by the core member (the person returning from prison) and the group of persons in the circle. It outlines the expectations and responsibilities of the core member and the other members. There are generally four to seven persons in one Circle; Circles have been found to have a profound effect on successful integration into the community.
If you think you are called to volunteer as a support in a Circle, please contact the Program Coordinator for Southern Saskatchewan.
Florence Driedger, Coordinator for CoSA South Saskatchewan, 2731-13th Ave, Regina,
SK S4T 1N4
cosasouthsk [at] sasktel.net
At CoSA South Saskatchewan we also are looking for volunteers who will act as links between an offender coming to Regina and who is seeking a welcoming faith community.
FOTO (Friends on the Outside)
Members meet every Thursday 7 pm at the Regina Inn to offer friendship and support, hope and encouragement to inmates and former inmates, their families and friends.