This Year’s Corrections Conference
2017 Area 10 Corrections Conference
April 8, 2017
8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Central Christian Church
3690 Cherry Creek S. Drive
If you need further information please contact the: Area10 Corrections Chair
The Purpose of the Corrections Conference
“The Purpose of the Area 10 Corrections Conference is to serve, both as an educational tool, and as an exchange of information, between A.A. members and corrections related-professionals, as well as those interested in becoming involved in this rewarding area of service work.”
The Area 10 Corrections Conference is a wonderful tradition that was started over 18 years ago by a handful of very dedicated members of Alcoholics Anonymous . Some of which are still going strong, and they have contributed immensely to this proven program of recovery that we endeavor to take to the still suffering alcoholic behind the walls. We are very grateful for their help.
A brief history of the Area 10 Corrections Conference
The Colorado Corrections Conferences have provided an opportunity for information-sharing, fun and fellowship for AA’s who volunteer to take meetings behind the walls of jails, prisons, penitentiaries and other lock-up facilities. The history of these annual conferences began in 1988 under the sponsorship of the Area 10 Corrections Committee, and anyone interested is invited to attend. The Corrections Conference Committees have always done an excellent job of arranging the 3-day weekend events, which begin with a Friday morning C.D.O.C. training session, and an AA speaker in the evening. Saturday’s full day agenda has panels, workshops, sharing sessions and other presentations, always with time for good meals, an evening gathering and ice cream social. The conferences conclude Sunday morning after a speaker meeting and closing report. A highlight of the conferences has been the inmate panels from the Colorado Department of Corrections. These men and women have shared their stories of how they apply the AA Program to their lives while doing time in prison. And the panels of former inmates have shared their experience, strength and hope as they continue in recovery on the outside. Other speakers have included AA volunteers and invited guests such as judges, attorneys, sheriffs, program directors, case managers, parole officers, counselors, AA Trustees, and representatives from the Department of Corrections and Addiction Recovery Programs, Inc. At each conference, bids are presented and voted on to determine the location of the next year’s conference. Many areas of the state have served as hosts; would your group or district like to participate in a future event?
The Area 10 Conference Committee Chairperson
The Chairperson is responsible for the Conference booking, deposits, and reservations, while ensuring that the Conference will be self-supporting. The Chairperson shall organize and schedule all committees and committee meetings to facilitate and accommodate this event, and appoint committees and committee members if needed.
If you or your district is interested in hosting a Corrections Conference, please contact the:
Area 10 Corrections Chair
and review the:
Thank You, and we hope to see you there!
the Area 10 Corrections Committee