Study done with people convicted of a sexual offence and assessed by statutory services of being a high risk to cause further sexual harm
The success of Circles is well documented, both in terms of reducing risk factors such as alienation and emotional loneliness, and in terms of reducing offending rates.
The role of volunteers is crucial to this success. Essentially ordinary members of the public prepared to take time out to demonstrate trust, humanity and care to individuals who have sometimes never experienced such treatment, with the result that they learn to treat others in the same way.
In this way Circles have made a constructive, humane and ultimately effective contribution towards public safety, our main concern. Please see the 2015 YHCOSA evaluation for evidence of the successes we have experienced across Yorkshire and Humberside.
Visit the further reading page for research and evidence from across locally, nationally and internationally & remember to also visit and browse the case studies and quotes page to assess the impact on volunteers and core members who have taken part in Circles.