the Volunteers provided the boost I needed to help build my confidence and knowing they were there for me during some significant changes (licence ending, getting a job and the pandemic) really made all the difference to me.
The Core Member went from being initially very shy and reserved to quickly gaining in trust and being able to be open and honest with us about his risk management and mental health / self-harm concerns
[The Core Member] made mistakes during the course of the Circle, but I think we were reasonably able to discuss those mistakes without seeming accusatory or judgmental. In that sense, I think the Circle helped show him that reoffending wasn’t the only future life path available.
Excellent training, really good mix of interactive anecdotes and practical information. I feel confident at the thought of working in a Circle. Thank you very much.