The purpose of the Rockland County Corrections Committee is to provide A.A. meetings for inmates confined in both the Men’s and Women’s side of the Rockland County Jail. Meetings are brought into the jail weekly on Mondays and Wednesdays at 7:00 PM. We also provide A.A. Conference approved soft cover Literature, paperback Big Books and the Rockland County Meeting list.
How to get involved:
- Corrections Meeting Chairpersons The Corrections Committee invite individual A.A. members to put themselves on the Corrections meeting Chairperson 12th Step list to become a Corrections meeting Chairperson. This Chairperson attends and leads a meeting once a week for a one year period. Due to the fact that the jail is segregated, Men and Women are needed to carry out this Twelve Step project.
- Corrections Speakers A.A. members from all over Rockland County are invited to put themselves on the Corrections Speakers 12th Step list to stand ready to assist the Corrections Meeting Chairpersons to carry out this Vital Twelve Step work. If you would like to speak or become a meeting chairperson: Go to www.rocklandnyaa.org, click on “Need a Commitment” and fill out the online form, you can also ask your Intergroup Rep. for the Corrections Chairperson’s phone number. If you’re viewing this online, scroll to the bottom of this web page and fill out the online form.
It is suggested that all Chairpersons and Speakers are required to have at least one year of continuous sobriety.
Sheriff’s Department Regulations:
- You can not have been an inmate at the Rockland County Jail within the past five years.
- You can not currently be on parole or probation.
- All A.A. members entering the Correctional facility will be asked to provide personal information to the officer on duty who will check to see if the individuals have any outstanding warrants. If any are found, the member will be detained.
The area effort:
In addition, the Rockland County Corrections Committee Chairpersons regularly attend the New York Intergroup Corrections Committee meetings and report back to Rockland County Intergroup about programs, policies and upcoming events concerning regional AA correctional issues. We also are contacted by N.Y. Intergroup and are given information to contact inmates that are interested in attending AA meetings in our area after they are released.
If your group is presently not involved in this service please consider printing this document and bringing it back to your group and or business meeting.