CoSA

Publications in Past Years

Circles of Support and Accountability

No More Victims

Publications & Presentations

 

Wilson, R.J. & McWhinnie, A,J. (2013). Putting the "community" back in community risk management of persons who have sexually abuse. In P. Rich (Ed., Special Edition), Current approaches and perspectives in the treatment of adult and juvenile sexual offending. Journal of Behavioral Consultation and Therapy.

Wilson, R.J. & McWhinnie, A.J. (2012, December). Le Cercles de Support et de Responsabilité: Un partinariat international en management du risque en milieu ouvert. AJ Pénal: Actualité Juridique Pénal. pp. 636-639. Dalloz, Paris, FRA.  

Wilson, R.J. & McWhinnie, A.J. (2012, April). Community collaboration: Circles of Support and Accountability. Workshop provided at the Annual Conference of the Mid Atlantic Region Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (MARATSA), Harrisburg, PA.

Wilson, R.J., McWhinnie, A.J., & Henderson, E. (2011, November). Circles of Support and Accountability comes home. Preconference workshop conducted at the 30th Annual Conference of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers, Toronto, ON.

Wilson, R.J. & McWhinnie, A.J. (2011, May). Circles of Support & Accountability. Presentation made at Restorative Justice Conference, Denver, CO.

McWhinnie, A.J. & Wilson, R.J. (2011, March). Future of Circles of Support and Accountability (CoSA) in Europe and Latvia. Preconference roundtable discussion held at Pietieks Upuru (No More Victims) Conference, Riga, Latvia.

Wilson, R.J. & McWhinnie, A.J. (2008, June). Circles of Support & Accountability: Training for volunteers and professional supports. Intensive training provided to Kentucky Taskforce on Sexual Offending, Louisville, KY.

McWhinnie, A.J.  (April, 2008). Circles of Support and Public Protection:  Presentation for Prolific and Dangerous Offender conference, Fraser Valley Criminal Justice Association, Abbotsford, British Columbia.

McWhinnie, A.J. (March, 2008). Circles of Support and Accountability: Novel Approach to Public Safety:  Workshop for Japanese Law Society and Law Faculty members from Konan University, Kobe Japan, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Wilson, R.J. & McWhinnie, A.J. (2008, March). Circles of Support & Accountability: A novel approach to the reintegration of high-risk sexual offenders. Workshop provided to Kentucky Taskforce on Sexual Offending, Owensboro, KY.

Wilson, R.J. & McWhinnie, A.J. (2008, March). Circles of Support & Accountability: A novel approach to the reintegration of high-risk sexual offenders. Workshop provided to Kentucky Taskforce on Sexual Offending, Louisville, KY.

McWhinnie, A.J. (January, 2008). Circles of Support and Accountability and Public Protection:  Staff training workshop for Minnesota Department of Corrections, Vancouver, British Columbia.

McWhinnie, A.J, Wilson, R.J. et al. (2007, November). Partnering for excellence in community offender management: A National Joint Committee of Senior Criminal Justice Officials (Pacific Region) best practice model. Symposium held at the 26th Annual Conference of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers, San Diego, CA

Wilson, R.J. & McWhinnie, A. (2007, June). Circles of Support & Accountability: Professionally-facilitated volunteerism in the community-based management of high-risk offenders. Presentation made at the NACCJPC component of the annual conference of the Canadian Psychological Association, Ottawa, ON.

McWhinnie, A.J. (May, 2007). Circles of Support and Accountability: Community Engagement Strategies for Sex Offender Integration and Management.  Presentation for Amicus Inc., Minnesota Department of Corrections, and Minneapolis and St. Paul Police Departments, St Paul Police Department, St. Paul, MN.

McWhinnie, A.J. (2006, November). Social Integration.  International What Works Conference, Ottawa, Canada, Public Safety Canada.

McWhinnie, A.J. (2005, November). Circles of Support and Accountability. Brief presented to National Parole Board of Canada Executive Committee, Abbotsford, B.C.

McWhinnie, A.J., Welsh, M., Davies, H., & Wilson, R.J. (2005, October). Circles of Support & Accountability: Risk management and community safety. Panel discussion held at Canadian Criminal Justice Association, Calgary, AB.

McWhinnie, A.J., MacKenzie I, et al.  (February, 2005). The Release of the Detained Offender: A System and Community Response. Paper presented to the National Joint Committee of Senior Criminal Justice Officials (Pacific Region), the British Columbia Chiefs of Police Association and the British Columbia Crime Prevention Association conference, “Community Protection is Paramount: Coordinating The System’s Response to High Risk Offending, Richmond, BC.

Wilson, R.J. (Symposium Chair), McWhinnie, A., Hover, G., Wilson, C., & Yeager, C. (2004, October). Circles of Support & Accountability: An international collaboration for public safety. Symposium held at the 23rd Annual Conference of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers, Albuquerque, NM.

McWhinnie, A.J., Wilson, R.J., et al. (2004, August). Circles of Support & Accountability: Building community alliances in high-risk settings for safety, healing, and peacemaking. Panel discussion held at the 5th International Conference on Conferencing, Circles and Other Restorative Practices (International Institute for Restorative Practices), Vancouver, BC.

McWhinnie, A., Wilson, R.J., Leaver, W., & Molzahn, D. (2003, March). Circles of Support & Accountability. Workshop conducted for the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, Regina, SK.

Wilson, R.J., McWhinnie, A., & Heise, E. (2002, October). Community volunteers and sex offenders: Best practice or foolhardiness? Workshop conducted at the 21st Annual Conference of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers, Montreal, QC.

Wilson, R.J. (2002, September). Circles of Support & Accountability: A summary of research findings. Presentation made to 8th Annual Sexual Assault Investigators Seminar, Toronto, ON.

Wilson, R.J., McWhinnie, A., & Heise, E. (2002, October). Community volunteers and sex offenders: Best practice or foolhardiness? Workshop conducted at the 21st Annual Conference of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers, Montreal, QC.

McWhinnie, A., Heise, E., Wilson, R.J., & Molzahn, D. (2001, August). Involving community volunteers with high risk sex offenders: Foolishness or a best practice technique? Circles of Support and Accountability. Intensive session offered at the 26th Annual Training Institute of the American Probation & Parole Association, St. Paul, MN

Wilson, R.J., McWhinnie, A., & Kirkegaard, H. (2001, March). Circles of Support & Accountability: Rebuilding community for high risk sexual offenders. Symposium conducted at International Forum on Restorative and Community Justice, Southampton, UK.

McWhinnie AJ (1999). Options to Parole Suspension. Paper presented at the TN Libby Society and St. Leonard’s Society of Vancouver Annual Bolton Lectures.

Consultations & Training

 

Colorado COSA, Colorado Department of Corrections, Denver, CO

U.S. Dep't. of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering and Tracking (SMART)

Mn-COSA, Minnesota Department of Corrections, Minneapolis, MN

Pennsylvania COSA, Center for Community Peacemaking, Lancaster, PA

State Probation Service of the Republic of Latvia, Riga, Latvia

Correctional Service of Canada, Regional Management Committees
-Atlantic Region
-Northern Ontario and Nunavut Area Parole;
-Prairie Region
-Pacific Region

Chaplaincy Management Team, Correctional Service of Canada.

Advisory/Steering Group

 

Circles of Support & Accountability Regina, Saskatchewan

Circles of Support & Accountability, Micah Mission, Mennonite Central Committee, Saskatchewan.

Circles of Support & Accountability, Mennonite Central Committee, New Brunswick.

Circles of Support & Accountability, Peterborough Community Chaplaincy, Peterborough, Ontario.

Circles of Support & Accountability. Freedom Ministries, Salvation Army of Kingston, Kingston, Ontario

Circles of Support & Accountability, Edmonton Mediation Services, Edmonton, Alberta.

COSA Europe

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