Featured Committee of the Month for April 2019: Corrections
This month’s featured committee is Corrections. Please take a moment to listen to some information that the committee would like for you to know about what their purpose is, what you can do to get involved, how it helps the alcoholic who still suffers and how you can grow spiritually by being involved.
Purpose of Committee:
- To carry the message of Alcoholics Anonymous to the still suffering alcoholics who are incarcerated in correctional institutions.
- To coordinate A.A. groups and/or members in taking A.A. meetings into correctional facilities, to encourage participation in leading correctional facility meetings, and to provide a liaison between correctional facilities & A.A. groups.
How it helps the alcoholic who still suffers:
- Corrections work is an opportunity to carry the A.A. message to alcoholics inside the walls of correctional facilities who want to live sober, one day at a time. Service work with the corrections committee reaches alcoholics who might never otherwise find the A.A. program and who have severely limited access to meetings.
- Corrections helps alcoholics inside the walls to have faith and to know that they are not alone.
- The alcoholic inside the walls is introduced to Bridging the Gap, which gives them a resource to get connected with alcoholics before & after release from a facility.
How you can grow spiritually by getting involved:
- Corrections work embodies the spirit of the Responsibility Declaration: “When anyone, anywhere reaches out for help, I want the hand of A.A. always to be there. And for that: I am responsible”
- Corrections work gets you out of yourself, helping to open the channel between you and a Higher Power.
- Fosters the willingness, humility, and service through commitment to the 12th step and 3rd tradition.
How you can get involved:
- The Corrections Committee meets at 6:30pm on the third Thursday of every month at Central Office.
- People on the committee can get involved by taking in meetings, helping to plan committee events & raise awareness of the committee’s activities and needs, brainstorming ideas for increasing participation and improving communication between A.A. and the correctional facilities, by serving as a pen-pal to an alcoholic inmate, and more!
Contact information for any questions:
- Please attend a committee meeting to meet us all! We’d love to see you!
If you need to be in touch with the committee but cannot attend the meeting: