Circle Member

Circle Member for Circle of Support

Our mission is to provide transitional services and pro-social support to those in transition from incarceration or treatment programs.

Each circle enlists the community to use a circle of support model to manage, serve and support those in transition. This model has been successfully used since 1994 in Canada, United Kingdom and the United States.

Circles of Support are based on restorative justice principles. Each circle has a team of 4-6 community members who receive training and support from professionals. The circle meets regularly to facilitate the transitioning member’s practical needs, to provide emotional support, to challenge the behaviors and attitudes, to develop constructive and pro-social strategies to address everyday problems.

Circles of Support will
  • Support good behaviors and decision making
  • Offer accountability and support
  • Mentor, coach and disciple
  • Build and promote healthy relationships
  • Identify barriers and plan for success
 The Benefits of Circles of Support are
  • Reduction in relapse, recidivism and harm
  • Neighbors thrive
  • Communities are safe
How to Get Involved
Volunteer Benefits are…

Each community member will receive extensive and ongoing FREE training in the topics of:

  • Restorative Justice and Circle Process
  • Criminogenic and Addictive Thinking
  • Challenges of Re-Entry
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Motivational Interviewing & Coaching Skills
  • Mentoring Skills & Boundaries
  • Perceptions &Understanding of Offending & Victimization
To be a Circle Member you must:
  • Be 21 years or older
  • Complete an application, background check and interview
  • Complete 17 hours of FREE training
  • Commit to a minimum of 40 hours (circles meet 1-2 hours per week, commitments gradually decrease over time) (1 year of volunteering is preferred)
Steps to Becoming a Volunteer
  1. Submit a Volunteer Application
  2. Complete an Interview
  3. Attend and Complete Training
  4. Select Volunteer Assignment(s)
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