AA District 21 Corrections Committee

The Corrections Chair is the key link to getting meetings and liturature to those inside local correctional facilities.

Duties: To attend all monthly District meetings, keep an inventory of correctional facilities within District 21 and the meeting schedule currently held in those facilities, actively seek volunteers who are willing to take applications and training in order to take meetings into those facilities, coordinate with the correctional facility official in charge of inmate programs, coordinate with other districts willing to take meetings into correctional facilities, and attend all Area 72 Correctional committee quarterlies.

More about Corrections

The District 21 Corrections Committee has one purpose: To help A.A. members carry the message of Alcoholics Anonymous to the alcoholic who is confined in a correctional facility. If you are sober and have a desire to serve, we need your help! 

When anyone anywhere reaches out for help, I want the hand of A.A. always to be there. And for that… I AM RESPONSIBLE.

What We Do

The single purpose of the Area 72 Corrections Committee is to facilitate A.A. members in carrying the message of Alcoholics Anonymous to the alcoholic who is confined in a correctional facility.

The activities of this committee are based on, and governed by, the Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous. Our primary activities are:

  • We coordinate with Correctional Facility Contact persons, and A.A. volunteers to take A.A. meetings into correctional facilities.
  • We help to provide A.A. conference approved literature, Grapevines, and La Vinas for inmates incarcerated in the following:
    1. Washington State Correction Facilities and Prisons
    2. Federal Prisons located in the State of Washington
    3. Juvenile lock down Facilities
  • We encourage correspondence contacts for inmates. This provides an opportunity for A.A. volunteers to correspond with inmates in our state and across the nation.
  • We encourage the Bridge Program regarding contact of volunteers and alcoholic ex-offenders, which will help support them find a meeting and merge into the mainstream A.A. community upon their release.

AA Guidelines from GSO

A.A. Guidelines are compiled from the shared experience of A.A. members in various service areas. They also reflect guidance given through the Twelve Traditions and the General Service Conference (U.S. and Canada). The purpose of these Guidelines is to assist in reaching an informed group conscience….[View AA Guidlines]