Alcoholics Anonymous members carry the A.A. message to the alcoholic in a Correctional Facility who wants to live sober, one day at a time. Our members do this service work as part of maintaining their own sobriety and to give individuals within who are confined an opportunity to find sobriety. Through a Corrections Committee working with corrections personnel, alcoholics are reached who might never otherwise find the A.A. program.
About the Service Positions
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 one 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 two year term of service.
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.
The Corrections Committee carries the message by
- Providing Oregon Correctional Facilities and Correctional Professionals with A.A. Literature.
- Taking in-person A.A. meetings or panels into Oregon correctional facilities.
- Encouraging participation in the Corrections Correspondence Program.
- Helping those A.A. members who are about to be released to connect with an outside AA member to ensure a smooth transition from A.A. behind the walls to A.A. outside the walls of the facility.
- Working with the C.P.C and P.I. committees to help inform probation and parole professionals and other court officers about resources A.A. provides to those who are incarcerated.