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Do you speak the common (risk) language? A guide to risk for sexual offending

Andrew E. Brankley

7,099—that is the number of different languages spoken on Earth. How many do you speak? Most people only speak one and, if you are reading this blog, it is probably English. Learning English is highly valued because it is spoken in so many different countries; it is a common language. A common language is especially valuable in coordinating professionals and the public to prevent sexual abuse.

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CoSA implementation in the United States

Ian A. Elliott

Following-on from Ian McPhail’s post regarding the value of Circles of Support and Accountability and the recent announcements about its funding in Canada, this post presents an infographic outlining the key findings from our NIJ-funded evaluability study of CoSA provision in the United States.

Findings from an evaluability study of CoSA in the US
Findings from an evaluability study of CoSA in the US

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Community interventions for sex offenders: Evidence, sense, and funding

Ian V. McPhail

In the past week or so, certain professional circles (the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers) and the media (here and here) have been discussing a recent announcement by the Correctional Services of Canada that funding for Circles of Support and Accountability (CoSA) will be cut come March 31st and eliminated completely by the Fall of this year. However, as the story unfolds, the Canadian federal minister responsible for public safety has “asked the prison service to reconsider the decision,” but fully-restored funding may not be on its way. Time will tell where the chips will fall.

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