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A.A. District 5

Area 58 - Central Oregon

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Cooperation with Corrections Facilities (CCF) Committee

Who We Are

We are part of a nationwide A.A. effort to bring the A.A. Message of Recovery to inmates in jails, support prison meetings, supplying facilities with literature, and raising awareness of other correspondence and transition programs available in A.A.

What We Do

The volunteers of the District 5 Corrections Facilities Committee carry the A.A. message into Deschutes County Jail, Deschutes County Work Release Program, and Jefferson County Jail.  Volunteers facilitate meetings in the jails and offer a Ride to Recovery Program to pick up and bring individuals to a meeting after they are released. This final step may be the most important one of all, because experience shows that the first few hours of an inmate’s release can be the critical ones.

How You Can Help

Locally

Deschutes County Jail Volunteer commitment, requirements, and application Instructions:

Deschutes County Adult Jail
63333 US-20
Bend, OR 97701

https://sheriff.deschutes.org/jail/

Jefferson County Jail Volunteer commitment, requirements and application Instructions:

Jefferson County Jail
675 NW Cherry Ln
Madras, OR 97741

https://www.jeffco.net/sheriff/page/jefferson-county-jail

More Ways To Help

  • Volunteer for the Ride to Recovery Program. Contact Walt W.
  • Donate AA literature. Any AA approved literature such as Big Books, Living Sober, Daily Reflections, Grapevines, etc. as long as soft cover and are free of staples.
  • You or your home group donate a gift subscription to the monthly Grapevine publication.
  • You or your home group purchase a box of 30 reprints of The Grapevine for the jails, Box of 30 Grapevine Past Issues. Contact Walt W. to arrange to pick up a box.

Statewide

Nationwide

    ▪    Participate in AA Corrections Correspondence Program
    ▪    Corrections Correspondence Services

More Information
    ▪    Corrections Committees Resources

A.A. Guidelines from General Service Office (GSO) for Corrections Committees

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.

  • A.A. Guidelines for Corrections Committees

Contact District 5 CCF Corrections Chair       

District 5 Corrections Chair
P. O. Box 7241
Bend, OR 97708
correctionalfacilities@district5aa.org 

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541-548-0440

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Second Sunday of the Month
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