COSA

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AcronymDefinition
COSACommittee on Substance Abuse (various organizations)
COSACity of San Antonio (Texas)
COSACourt of Special Appeals (Maryland)
COSACity of Saint Augustine (Florida)
COSACouncil of State Archivists
COSACircles of Support and Accountability
COSACollegiate Society of Advertising (Ateneo de Manila University; Philippines)
COSACodependents of Sex Addicts
COSACommittee on Sustainability Assessment (international consortium)
COSACertificates of On-Site Systems Approval (confirmation of septic system inspection)
COSACost-of-Service Analysis
COSACo-Sex Addicts Anonymous (Minneapolis, MN)
COSACity of Santa Ana (California)
COSACarbon Monoxide Safety Association (Eastlake, CO)
COSACoordinator of Student Activities
COSACasualties of Sexual Allegations
COSACompany of Science & Art
COSAClustering Objects on Subsets of Attributes
COSAChildren of Substance Abuse
COSACommunications Open System Architecture
COSACentral Ontario Soaring Association
COSACombat Operational Support Aircraft
COSACorps Service Area
COSACoptic Orphans Support Association (Falls Church, VA)
COSAComputational Social Aggregation
References in periodicals archive ?
The findings showed that Minnesota Circles of Support and Accountability (MnCOSA) significantly reduced sex offense recidivism, lowering the risk of rearrest for a new sex offense by 88 percent.
(1.) Grant Duwe, "Can Circles of Support and Accountability (COSA) Significantly Reduce Sexual Recidivism?
(2012) Introducing Circles of Support and Accountability: A Circles UK Film, Redpath Productions.
and Karstedt, S (2014) Assessing the impact of Circles of Support and Accountability on the reintegration of adults convicted of sexual offences in the community.
(2007) Circles of Support and Accountability: engaging community volunteers in the management of high-risk sexual offenders, Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, 46(1): 1-15.
In 2008, the Minnesota Department of Corrections (MnDOC) implemented Minnesota Circles of Support and Accountability (MnCOSA), a sex offender reentry program for males based on the Canadian COSA model.
A recent evaluation of a CoSA program in Minnesota (Minnesota Circles of Support and Accountability, or MnCOSA), which was based on a randomized controlled trial, found that it significantly decreased sex offense recidivism, lowering the risk of rearrest by 88 percent.
Circles of Support and Accountability (CoSA) is an intervention that has been found to produce better outcomes than those observed for either sex offender treatment or any of the legislation enacted over the past few decades.
Based in part on the promising results from the initial Canadian evaluation, (27) the Minnesota Department of Corrections (MnDOC) implemented Minnesota Circles of Support and Accountability (MnCOSA) in 2008.
Picheca, and Michelle Prinzo, "Circles of Support and Accountability: An Evaluation of the Pilot Project in South-Central Ontario," Correctional Service of Canada, 2005.
Elliott and Gary Zajac, "The Implementation of Circles of Support and Accountability in the United States," Aggression and Violent Behavior 25 (2015): 113-23.
3 (2008): 287-321; Duwe, "Can Circles of Support and Accountability (COSA) Work in the United States?"; Daniel P.