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Prisons Terms of Reference

The Sub-committee adheres to the Traditions, Concepts and Guidelines.

The Sub-committee will be chaired by the General Service Board Trustee responsible for Prisons and will contain at least five other members up to eight other members with a good geographical spread, one of which should have knowledge and experience of the Scottish Prison Service. All members will have been nominated through their Regions or Intergroups and appointed via the General Service Board Nominations Committee process.

From those members selected, a secretary will be appointed.

It is recommended that members have a minimum of five years continuous sobriety at the time of application and have experience in either Intergroup or Region Prisons service. Good organizational and communication skills are required and the ability to produce written and verbal reports would be an advantage, although not necessary.

Sub-committee members will serve for a period of 4 years.
A Secretary will be elected from the members of the Sub-Committee.

The Sub-committee will meet in York up to four times annually one of which will be an online meeting; one of these meetings will be the annual meeting of the Regional PLO’s. Members are expected to attend meetings on a regular basis. If a member fails to attend two consecutive meetings, he/she will cease to be a member of the Sub-committee.

Minutes of each meeting will be made available to the General Service Office for distribution to all General Service Board members as soon as possible after each meeting.

The principal aim of the Sub-committee is to raise awareness throughout the Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous in Great Britain of service to the Prison community.

September 2023