The purpose of a corrections committee is to coordinate the work of individual A.A. members and groups who are interested in carrying our message of recovery to alcoholics behind the walls. In prison/jail or out, an A.A. group has but one primary purpose – to carry its message to the alcoholic who still suffers.
For more information about carrying the message of recovery into jails, please contact the Intergroup Office here.
Intergroup Corrections Chair Description:
The purpose of the Intergroup Corrections Chair is to foster good relations between the East Tennessee Intergroup Office of Alcoholics Anonymous and the six Districts that the office serves.
Duties & Responsibilities:
- Attend two Districts meetings per month across East Tennessee
- Offer input and suggestions that may assist the Corrections Committee
- Keep apprised of Area 64 Corrections guidelines and information
- Discuss the Area 64 Pre-Release Database and its purpose for use across the State of Tennessee for soon to be released inmates and how we may facilitate the transition from jail/prison to community life
- Provide printed materials (i.e., books, pamphlets, etc.) to each Corrections Committee to assist in their ability to carry the AA message behind the walls using the money budgeted by the East Tennessee Intergroup
- Attend the yearly National Corrections Conference to determine new and innovative ways other Corrections Committees across the United States carry the message. To develop relationships with other Committee members