May 2012 - Looking at guidelines and contact with world has been made mostly for clarification on sponsoring inmates from Coleman where they have access to electronic communication through-mail. There is also research being done as to what is working in other regions and areas. There also is work being done on how to orient sponsors on the dos and donts as well as a single point of accountability.
July 2012 - This group is not fully staffed but has been doing some research already.
September 2012 - This workgroup has 2 more members being added for the purpose of revising and completing the task of guideline for Behind the Walls meetings.
November 2012 - The work on writing steps in recovery as well as the Behind the Walls meeting guidelines are ready to present.
January 2013 - Task ready to be presented.
March 2013 - HRP is reviewing the Guidelines Sponsorship & B.T.W. meetings.
May 2013 - Proposal passed to approve the Behind the Walls Guidelines for implementation into the approved process of participation in Behind the Walls Meetings.
July 2013 - Guidelines for sponsorship submitted and passed.
September 2013 - Project plan form and database was created for the purpose of doing an inventory of current BTW institutions and meetings. This database will be used going forward to identify institutional contacts along with attributes of each BTW meeting (self-sufficient, group names, etc).
December 2013 - New BTW meetings will be postponed pending the completion of the current BTW institutions and meetings inventory.
January 2014 - The Behind the Walls Project is still on going, but will pause briefly until we complete an inventory of all current facilities and meetings.