Southern California Intergroup of SAA

Prisoner Outreach

The California Prisoner Outreach Program connects California prisoners asking for recovery help with SAA Fellows so they can sponsor them through our secure online environment.

More than half of the thirty prisoner requests arriving every week in the ISO Office come from California and we are taking responsibility for the current backlog, especially Spanish speakers. As of March 15, 2023, we have over 78 prisoners needing sponsors.

We believe California SAA Fellows can provide Step 12 service to our own addicts seeking help.

We could receive help in these other ways:

  • make announcements in your meetings and referring to this web page.

  • produce media content that updates this program.

  • develop and respond to prisoners engaged with our SAA 12 Step curriculum.
  • provide Information Technology assistance (e.g. website updates, cybersecurity, database management, coding).

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