Alcoholics Anonymous members participate in carrying the A.A. message into corrections facilities as part of their own sobriety and to give individuals within correctional facilities an opportunity to find sobriety and the A.A. way of living sober.
Correctional Facilities invite A.A.to bring meetings to inside members who may be problem drinkers in correctional facilities. An A.A. volunteer or A.A. Group becomes the Outside Sponsor for an Inside Meeting. Volunteers are scheduled to take meetings into facilities on a weekly or monthly basis. Team Leaders escort volunteers into scheduled meeting in facilities.
Outside Sponsors and/or Team Leaders attend the Facility Orientation, so as to know and abide with the facility rules and regulations. Outside Sponsors coordinate the Team Leader schedules for a six month to a one year term.
- Chair: Roberto F. firstname.lastname@example.org
- Co-Chair: Lisa C. email@example.com
- SW Region Coordinator: Randy R. firstname.lastname@example.org
- NW Region Coordinator: Amber W. email@example.com
- Women’s Coordinator: Amber W. firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mid-Valley Region Coordinator: Bill W. email@example.com
- Eastern Region Coordinator: Roberto F. firstname.lastname@example.org
- Manage the Corrections budget, report to area Finance Committee at assemblies. Provide quarterly reports at assemblies. Visit districts and events recruiting volunteers. Keep in contact with Regional Coordinators on progress regarding institutions. Distribute mail from inside members to Regional Coordinators to supply meeting contacts. Requirements: two years of sobriety and two year term of service.
- Assist Corrections Chair with distribution of mail from inside members. Visit districts and events recruiting volunteers. Keep in contact with Regional Coordinators on progress regarding institutions. Requirements: two years of sobriety and four year term of service.**(see Area Guidelines for further explanation)
- Keep in contact with facility sponsors. Hold regular facility sponsor meetings. Submit requests of literature, books and supply institution needs to Corrections Chair. Provide quarterly reports on facilities to Chair and Co-Chair. Attend Area assemblies if possible. Requirements: Two years of sobriety and two year term of service.
- Primary AA contact with the facility and administration. Schedules Team Leaders/Volunteers for meetings, provides clearance applications. Requirements: two years of sobriety with corrections experience.
- Escorts volunteers into facilities for meetings. Has Facility Volunteer ID.
- Member with one time clearance or Facility Volunteer ID. Volunteers do not need to have Corrections background or experience.
Corrections Chair and Alternate Chair serve a continuous term of two years each with the Alternate then becoming the Chair at the end of his/her term. The purpose is to facilitate AA meetings inside the state and federal correctional facilities. This is done by organizing outside AA members to attend inside meetings on a regular basis. Volunteers are identified through workshops and roundtables presented by the committee and through literature disseminated at districts and groups publicizing the available service opportunities.
The committee works closely with designated correctional-facility officials to assist outside volunteers in obtaining clearance to enter various facilities, to ensure that inside meetings are occurring at the desired intervals, and to assist in starting new meetings when requested. A literature and travel budget is provided.