Corrections Committee


PURPOSE

The District 6 Corrections Committee’s purpose is to coordinate the work of individual A.A. members who are interested in carrying the message of recovery to alcoholics behind the walls in the jails and prisons of our District (Please see links below for Martin & St Lucie County Jail applications) We also coordinate smoothing the way from the facility to the larger A.A. community through prerelease contacts. (Please see link to “AA Corrections Prerelease Contact Information” pamphlet below)

BOWLING FOR BIG BOOKS (& other AA approved literature) EVENT

The District 6 Corrections Committee hosts an annual event called “Bowling for Big Books”. The proceeds from this event are used for purchasing Big Books and other AA approved literature to be distributed to the inmates of the jails and prisons in our District. This event is traditionally held in February or March.

ANNUAL CORRECTIONS BBQ

The District 6 Corrections Committee hosts a free BBQ annually for AA members who are interested in getting involved in this great area of service as well as those currently taking the message of recovery behind the walls of the jails and prisons in our District. The main objective of this event is to involve new volunteers and to share and learn from each other through our experience with corrections work. County jail and State prison applications are available at this event along with literature on Corrections work. Information and volunteer sign up for AA Corrections Prerelease program is also provided. (Please see link to “AA Corrections Prerelease Contact Information” pamphlet below)

The Pink Can is set out for contributions and a raffle is held to offset the cost of the BBQ. Raffle items are AA literature and tickets to District events only – never is there to be a 50/50. Proceeds above the cost of the event are used to purchase Big Books and other AA approved literature to be distributed to the inmates of the jails and prisons in our District. This event is traditionally held in July or August.

AA CORRECTIONS PRERELEASE CONTACT INFORMATION PAMPHLET

Contact Information for Prerelease Program:  Prerelease@District6AA.org.

Pamphlet for AA’s on the Outside – This program connects the AA member being released from jail or prison with Alcoholics Anonymous in their community. To learn more please open the link below..

A.A. CORRECTIONS PRERELEASE CONTACT INFORMATION

To contact the District 6 Corrections Committee for more information on service commitments or submitting the following county jail applications please email: Corrections@District6AA.org.

Application for the Martin County Jail

Application for the St. Lucie County Jail

For information on applications to volunteer in Florida state prisons please email above address

CORRECTIONS CORRESPONDENCE FORM – a special kind of AA Service

The Corrections Correspondence Service is a Twelfth Step opportunity which links A.A. members on the “outside” with A.A. members in correctional facilities to provide a source of experience as it relates to problems with alcohol. Men are linked with men and women with women. To learn more please open the link below:

CORRECTIONS CORRESPONDENCE FORM

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