Wednesday, 29 May 2013


Published on 28/05/2013 13:56

Even sex offenders need friends

"Annabel Francis Circles East of England Norfolk & Suffolk, Essex, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire Probation Areas

Most of us have a network of family and friends that we can depend on – they’re the ones we call on in times of need.

We turn to them for advice, but they’re also there to point us in the right direction when we’re heading down the wrong path.

So what happens if you commit a repulsive crime such as child abuse and your friends and family turn their backs on you?

It might not seem to matter so much when you’re serving time behind bars – but what about when you’re released back into the real world?

Statistics show that a sex offender is much more likely to re-offend if he or she feels isolated, lonely and not part of the community.

That’s where Circles of Support and Accountability comes in."

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