Delivering circles of support and accountability to protect communities from sexual harm and sexual reoffending


Why are volunteers central to the Circles model?

In this guest vlog, Professor Kieran McCartan (Professor of Criminology, University of the West of England) talks about the importance of volunteers and why they are central to the Circles model.

Professor McCartan discusses communities, integration and the value of pro-social engagement on desistance. He believes volunteers understand the concerns of the community but also understand the concerns of the core member from a local point of view.

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This conversation was recorded for the Circles of Support and Accountability Conference in Norway on 11th December 2023.

Professor Kieran McCartan is the Chair of Circles South West’s Board of Trustees.



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