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20 June 2008


Circles of Support and Accountability: two voices from the centre - preview

Two core members (released sex offenders) describe the effect that participation in a Circle has had on them

Having finished probation, I moved onto the Circles group, which was set up in Winchester for me by Dominic
  • Facilitators is the wrong word to use, so for me, it is the group, Juliet, Ken, Steve and Mary

  • At first I was very nervous and didn't know what to expect
  • Once I knew what the meetings consisted of I became relaxed
  • I achieved a lot by opening up to the group and telling them more about myself
  • We also had a 'side group' that Ken and Mary set up on anger management
  • I learnt a lot about how to cope with anger and to control it and to use it in an appropriate manner
  • That was very useful indeed

  • Len & Rick

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