SETA Correctional Facilities Committee (CFC)


Chair: Christopher D. Alt Chair: Roy E.
Secretary: Diane M. Treasurer: Amy E.
C.C.S./Pre-Release: Elizabeth S. Blue Can: Richard D.
IT Liaison: Cindy M.    
Spanish Liaison: Luis Grapevine: Roland R.
Literature: Larry L. Conference Chair: Tammy Z.


CFC Chair Job Description

CFC Approved Guidelines

Committee Meeting Minutes

Committee Meetings:
3rd Wednesday of every month

7:30-9:00 P.M. @ Delta Club
6400 Westpark Dr, Suite 355

Houston, TX 77057

Quarterly meetings are on Saturday at 4:30 PM
At the SETA Assembly

Mailing Address:
(Correspondence or Funds)
PO BOX 925241
Houston, TX 77292-5241

Email Address:


CFC Meeting Directions:



Committee meetings are open to anyone interested in helping with this great 12-step work and service opportunity.

We hope to see you there, and be sure to bring a friend, sponsor, or sponsee.

        ****Cancelled Due to Hurricane Harvey - September 8-10, 2017 - Southeast Texas Area 67 Correctional Facilites Conference****



Southeast Texas Area (SETA) CFC carries the message of Alcoholics Anonymous to the suffering alcoholic behind the walls of our local, county, and state jails, as well as state and federal prisons.


What Do We Do:

       Take AA meetings into correctional facilities.

       Distribute AA literature purchased with your generous BLUE CAN donations.

       Answer letters from incarcerated inmates through the Correspondence Program.

       Set up contacts for pre-release inmates to assist in getting them to their first AA meeting upon release.

       Carry the message through setting up information tables at workshops and conventions.


Download the 2015 SETA CFC Workshop (PDF)  (PPTX) to learn the history and information of AA in Texas prisons.


How You Can Help:

Contact us at CFC@AA-SETA.ORG.
Carrying the message to inmates in Texas is rewarding and uplifting service work. There are several service opportunities from which to choose, and most do not require entering a correctional facility. Each service function is an important part of the overall CFC mission to bring the AA message to incarcerated inmates.


Outside Service Opportunities:

       Host a BLUE CAN at your group. The BLUE CAN contributions go toward purchasing AA-approved literature for incarcerated inmates.

       Correspond with an inmate to share the message of AA recovery through your experience, strength, and hope.

       Be a Pre-Release Contact. As a Pre-Release Contact, you will meet an inmate upon release and take him/her to their first AA meeting.

       Participate in the CFC Committee, and help facilitate and support all CFC activities.

       Host a CFC information table at workshops and conventions.

       Promote CFC service work within your group. Download and distribute the CFC “How Can I Help” information flyer.


Inside Service Opportunities:

       Facilitate a meeting for alcoholics in state jails or state and federal prisons. Approved TDCJ volunteer status required.

       Facilitate a meeting for alcoholics in county jails. Requirements are dependent on county and facility.

       How It Works - Twelfth Step in Correctional Facilities - Flyer




How to Become Approved:

1.      Complete a TDCJ Volunteer Application online or download PDF.

Online TDCJ Volunteer Application - Complete the form online.

Download TDCJ Volunteer Application - Download, complete and mail to the address on the form.


2.      Attend a 4-hour TDCJ Orientation. TDCJ will advise you of training dates and locations once they process your application.



Literature Order Forms:

Literature Order Form - XLSX (08/12/17)

Literature Order Form - PDF (08/12/17)


Committee Meeting Minutes and Reports




        3rd Saturday of Every Month, April to August - SETA CFC Conference Planning Committee Meetings

        March 24th, 2018 - TDCJ Volunteer Orientation Training

        November 2-4, 2018 - 2018 National Corrections Conference



Be sure to check for other related events at the Houston Intergroup Events Calendar


CCS Pamphlet

TDCJ AA Unit Meetings:        


        TDCJ AA Unit Meetings PDF (1/1/2017)

        TDCJ AA Unit Map Locations (3/26/2017)


  TDCJ Volunteer Training Schedule






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Note: We have provided several links to facilitate information about local AA related activities and services outside the SETA website. These links do not constitute or indicate review, endorsement, or approval of such activities and services as they pertain to Alcoholics Anonymous.

Page Last Modified: 04/15/2017