"Your job now is to be at the place where you may be of maximum helpfulness to others, so never hesitate to go anywhere if you can be helpful." - Alcoholics Anonymous (4th ed), p102
Here in AA District 10, we alcoholics have the opportunity to bring our message of hope and recovery to some of our incarcerated sisters and brothers. We work with the support of the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office to bring AA meetings into the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center (ADC).
These are the current minimum criteria you must meet in order to qualify for this program:
Two years of continuous sobriety
No felony convictions within the last 5 years; for felony convictions longer than 5 years ago, applications will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis
You have not been incarcerated in the ADC within the last 2 years
You should be able to commit to this program for a period of 2 years, and be able to attend 2 meetings per month at the ADC
If you are interested in this kind of service work, please fill out and return the application by following the instructions below.
Application - instructions and process
Link to Application -- PDF format
In many browsers, clicking on the link above will open the application in your browser. However, I suggest that you download the application to your device when possible. This way you will be able to save the document as you work on it, and when you are finished. Otherwise, your work might disappear when you close your browser.
Right-click on the link above
Select "Save Target As" or "Save Link As"
Save the document to your local drive
Open the file with Adobe Reader (which can be found here, if you do not already have it installed on your device)
All of the various form fields that you can fill out should be colored in blue. You may click on each one or press <TAB> to move to the next field.
If you desire, you may print out the blank form and complete it by hand.
You may print out the application, sign it, and give it, with a copy of your driver's license, to any member of the Corrections Committee.
After you have submitted your application:
Applications will be submitted to ADC by the Corrections Facility chairperson starting on the first Monday of every odd-numbered month (i.e. January, March, May, etc).
Background checks and calls / emails to schedule in-person interviews are conducted during the second week of that month.
Applicant interviews take place during the third and fourth weeks of the month.
Security orientations are conducted on the third Thursday of even-numbered months (i.e. February, April, June, etc). Interviews will be conducted at the ADC.
ID badges are issued within a few weeks after orientation.
New volunteers will be teamed up with a current volunteer for their first ADC meeting. Following this, permanent schedules are assigned based on volunteer availability and ADC needs.