Correctional Facilities Committee Report | December 2020

The corrections committee had the quarterly meeting this past Saturday. We held our elections using the hybrid model. Eight people attended physically in cogf and 15 on zoom. We filled some positions including chairperson,  treasurer, liaison,  alt liaison,  and pre release. We were unable to fill the rest. We decided to hold our positions until … Read more

** CANCELLED** 17th Annual Correctional Facilities Committee Workshop | April 25, 2020 ** CANCELLED**

When and Where: Date: Saturday April, 25, 2020 (9:00am-2:00pm) Location: Maple Grove United Methodist Church 7 West Henderson Road, Columbus, Ohio Panel / Speakers: Panel 1 (9:15-10:30am) Outside Sponsor / GIRs Panel 2 (10:30-11:30am) Carrying The Message Inside the Wall and How Do We Do That Speaker (12:30-1:30pm) General Questions from the floor (1:30-2:00pm) Lunch: … Read more

District 30 Fall Workshop & Bake Off | November 15, 2019

District 30 Fall Workshop & Bake Off: Carrying the Message Dual Correctional Facilities Committee and Treatment Facilities Committee Presentations and Information About Service Opportunities. November 15, 2019 From 7-9pm Meadow Park Church 2425 Bethel Rd. Columbus, OH 43220 Please Bring a Baked Good to be Entered in the Bake Off…Prizes for the Winners!!! District 30 … Read more

69th General Service Highlights | February 27, 2019

Stephen S., Area 53 Central and Southeastern Ohio   The Area Highlights are two-minute presentations made by the Delegates from the various Areas at the General Service Conference. They provide basic facts about each of the Areas for the other Delegates. Below is the presentation that our Delegate will present this year.   “Area 53 … Read more

2017 CFC Annual Workshop – Apr 22

Join the Correctional Facilities Committee (CFC) of Area 53 for a day of fabulous fellowship plus learn what we do and how to get more involved in sharing the AA message of HOPE inside and outside the walls. Workshop focuses on how we carry the AA message to the alcoholic who still suffers, especially those confined in, or recently released from jails, prisons, and other correctional facilities.

The CFC Workshop will start at 8:00am and will be at Maple Grove United Methodist Church, 7 W Henderson Rd., Columbus, OH 43214.

Correctional Facilities Committee Report – Mar 12, 2017

March 12, 2017

Quarterly Meeting March 4

  • All positions now filled (14)
  • Received donations $7142 Appropriated $7000 for literature.
  • 2016 Total Literature Purchased $24558.40
  • All groups are invited to participate in Area 53 CFC through a Group Institutional Representative. Forms Available.

    Workshop 2017 – Planning on track

  • Date and Time: April 22, 2017, 8am – 2:45pm
  • Location: Maple Grove United Methodist Church
    7 West Henderson Rd., Columbus, OH 43214
  • Agenda developed; Highlights include speaker from London Correctional. Warden to speak on professional panel. Also a GIR School!

Difficulty with Area 53 Website and Area 53 page in Conscious Contact

  • Attempted to post CFC Meeting Schedule and Workshop Info on Area 53 page of Conscious Contact.
  • Apparently these items do not meet current criteria for publication. I am told that this was a decision of the Area Committee so intend to raise the issue at the next meeting.
  • In the process of trying to find Officer responsible for Area 53 page in Conscious Contact, I was frustrated by the limitations inherent in the website. All efforts to reach officers through website are essentially e-mails. Since I was working near a deadline, this obstacle to direct communication created lots of stress.

Chris J., Chair Area 53 CFC

Area Committee Highlights – December 2016

Below are highlights reported by Area 53 committees at the December assembly. To learn more about area standing committees, visit the area committees directory.

Correctional Facilities Committee – Paul H.

  • On line requests for literature now work with any browser or email (
  • We still need a Recording Secretary for Panel 67.
  • Liz M. will stay on as alternate chairperson until a replacement is found.
  • If you attended the DRC volunteer workshop in September, call the volunteer coordinator at the institution that you applied for to see if your application was approved.
  • The first ever national corrections conference will be held in St. Louis November 10-12, 2017.
  • The annual CFC workshop will be held on April 22nd or 29th at Maple Grove Church.
  • $8500 was approved for literature purchases for the next quarter.

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CFC to Host Volunteer Training

Of the 16 Ohio prisons in our service area, six do not have regular participation from outside AA members.

The Area 53 Correctional Facilities Committee (CFC) is working to minimize the obstacles to carrying the message inside Ohio prisons by hosting a convenient Saturday training for AA members willing to attend AA meetings behind the walls. The training will be held Saturday, September 24th, 10am at the COGF meeting room, 645 West Broad St. Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections (ORDC) staff will conduct the training. This training is for new volunteers. If you are already approved to attend meetings within ORDC facilities you do not need to attend, although you are welcome if you want to review policies or have questions. The ORDC requires that volunteers complete 3-4 hour training course before going in. Usually, this is done one-on-one with Recovery Services staff when new AA volunteers ask. However, scheduling can sometimes be difficult for those who work. We hope to assist AA members in meeting these requirements by offering volunteer training on Saturday at a central location. A flyer is attached to this news article.

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