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CORRECTIONS COMMITTEE

OUR PURPOSE

The purpose of the Tidewater Intergroup Council of AA Corrections Committee is to coordinate the work of individual AA members and groups who are interested in carrying our message of recovery to alcoholics behind the walls through correspondence and meeting. Also, to set up means of smoothing the way from the facility to the larger AA community through prerelease contacts.

OUR GOAL

Our goal is to ensure that the Tidewater Intergroup Council of AA has a presence in area correctional facilities.
We intend to carry the message of hope to those who cannot attend meetings on the outside, and initiate pre-release contacts.

CORRECTION VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Volunteers are needed to do 12 Step Work with Pre-Release, Correspondence and Meetings.

Pre-release

Meet with inmate on the day of their release and accompany them to their first few local meetings.

Volunteer must have 1+ years sobriety and worked 12 steps.

Click here for flier page 1, here for flier page 2

Correspondence

Correspond with inmate while they are still in jail by being a pen-pal.

Volunteer must have 1+ years sobriety and worked 12 steps.

Click here for sign up form.

Click here for correspondence page 1, here for page 2

Meetings

Attend an AA meeting inside the facility.  

Must have 1+ years sobriety and pass background check. 12 Step completion preferred, but not necessary.

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Small Change Can Make A Big Difference

AA Literature for Correctional Facilities

Donations placed in THE PINK CAN are separate from the 7th Tradition collection and used to purchase General Service Conference Approved Books, Literature, and Pamphlets for AA Members and those with a desire to stop drinking who are incarcerated in our local Correctional Facilities.

Tidewater Intergroup Representatives are asked to bring the contents of THE PINK CAN to the Correctional Committee Chair at the Intergroup meetings each month.  Thank you for your participation.

LOCATIONMEETING TYPEDAYTIMESTATUS
Chesapeake Consolidated BrigCo-ed Meeting Friday8:00pm - 9:00pmTEMPORARILY SUSPENDED
Indian Creek
Men's MeetingWednesday6:30 pm - 8:00 pmOpen/Suggested 2 years sobriety
St. BridesMen's MeetingTBDTBDTEMPORARILY SUSPENDED
Western Tidewater Regional JailMens's MeetingMonday7:30 pm - 9:00 pmOpen/ Suggested 1 year sobriety
Hampton Road's Regional JailMen's MeetingWednesday7:00 pm - 8:00 pmTEMPORARILY SUSPENDED
Chesapeake JailMen's Re-entry MeetingWednesday10:00 am - 11:00 amOpen
Chesapeake JailWomen's MeetingTuesday7:00 pm - 8:00 pmOpen
Chesapeake JailMen's MeetingTuesday7:30 pm - 8:30 pmOpen
Norfolk JailWomen's MeetingWednesday12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Zoom Meeting Only
Norfolk JailMen's MeetingThursday7:00 - 8:00pmOpen/Suggested 1 year sobriety
VBCCMen's MeetingWednesday2:00pm - 3:00pmOpen/Suggested 1 year sobriety
VBCCMen's MeetingMonday7:00 - 8:00pmOpen/Suggested 1 year sobriety
VBCCWomen's MeetingTBDTBDOpen/Suggested 1 year sobriety

INVOLVEMENT

The Corrections Committee maintains involvement with area corrections facilities in accordance with guidelines as approved by TIC.
Want to get involved in service with the Corrections Committee? Leave your contact information in the form below and the standing committee chairperson will get in touch with you.

Corrections Committee
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