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Cooperation with Corrections Facilities (CCF) Committee

Corrections News:

Starting in May, in-person meetings will resume in Deschutes County Jails for Correction Committee Volunteers.

For New Volunteers:

Thank you for your interest in becoming an A.A. Volunteer for the Deschutes County Jail. I'm sure if you commit to this service work, you will find it very rewarding as the current volunteers have experienced.

  • You will be asked to commit to one Tuesday every month from 7PM to 9PM. A full “crew” would be 4 volunteer’s each Tuesday to go into the jail and conduct 4 one hour meetings, 2 Volunteers in one area, 2 in another area, each facilitating 2 one hour meeting’s.
  • Two years sobriety and no arrests in the last 2 years are the requirements. Being on probation does not eliminate you from being considered, your case will be reviewed along with a conversation with your PO. Contacting your PO would be helpful.
  • Download an application (LINK TO APPLICATION) fill out and email to correctionalfacilities@district5aa.org
  • The deadline for submittal is April 21st.
  • A background check will be initiated.
  • An interview is required and will conducted at the jail May 2-12, at which time additional documents will be presented.
  • A urinalysis is required.
  • You will have to complete a State required 8-hour orientation class at the jail.
  • Orientation's will be offered:
    • May 16, 2022 and May18, 2002 from 6:00pm - 10:00pm
    • Or
    • May 21, 2022 from 8:00am – 5:00pm

For Existing Volunteers:

Existing volunteers will have to complete a State required 8-hour orientation class at the jail.

  • Orientation's will be offered:
    • May 16, 2022 and May18, 2002 from 6:00pm - 10:00pm.
    • Or
    • May 21, 2022 from 8:00am – 5:00pm

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 
Deschutes County Adult Jail 63333 US-20 Bend, OR 97701
https://sheriff.deschutes.org/jail/

Jefferson County Jail
675 NW Cherry Ln Madras, OR 97741
https://www.jeffco.net/sheriff/page/jefferson-county-jail

More Ways To Help

Statewide

Nationwide

  • Participate in A.A. 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       
P. O. Box 7241 Bend, OR 97708
correctionalfacilities@district5aa.org 

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