HOW CAN YOU HELP?
JOIN OUR CORRECTIONS COMMITTEE!
JAIL OR PRISON MEETING COMMITMENTS
Carry the message to the inside.
Our Corrections Committee provides an exceptionally valuable service to our community by bringing the AA message to incarcerated individuals and groups.
Help us carry our experience strength and hope to:
- Charlotte County Sheriff’s Dept. Application: County Jail, Punta Gorda, FL
- FL State Prison Application: Charlotte Correctional Institution, Punta Gorda FL
Before being admitted to a corrections facility, AA members are required to apply for eligibility for the County Jail or State Prison; each has it’s own application process . Please click on the links above for appropriate application forms.
For more information on service commitments or for applications to volunteer, please email: Click here to Email the Corrections Committee
BRIDGING THE GAP
Connect with AA’s being released from jail or prison
“Bridging the Gap” is a temporary contact program offered by Alcoholics Anonymous to persons leaving treatment and re-entering the community.
This program assists clients who request help finding meetings and rides, making the transition from treatment to the fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous easier- thereby ‘bridging the gap’ between treatment and recovery in their community.
A local AA member will volunteer to contact a patient on his/her discharge date or shortly thereafter to help him/her find local meetings and start building a support group.
See the “Bridging the Gap” Pamphlet for a more detailed explanation.
Pamphlet for AA’s on the Outside – This program connects the AA member being released from jail or prison with Alcoholics Anonymous in their community. To learn more please open the below:
CORRECTIONS CORRESPONDENCE FORM – a special kind of AA Service
The Corrections Correspondence Service is a Twelfth Step opportunity which links A.A. members on the “outside” with A.A. members in correctional facilities to provide a source of experience as it relates to problems with alcohol. Men are linked with men and women with women. To learn more please open the link below: