Dr Kelly Richards from QUT’s School of Justice will present a seminar today about the practice of Circles of Support and Accountability (CoSA) being used to support convicted child sex offenders with their reintegration into communities following their release from prison. This presentation will use the practice of CoSA as a case study to consider the competing paradigms of risk and restoration in the criminal justice sphere. While CoSA have long been established in other jurisdictions including Canada, the UK, Europe, New Zealand, and parts of the USA, the first Australian pilot was only announced in March 2015.
The seminar will be held at the University of Queensland’s St Lucia campus from 12noon-2pm.
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