The Jefferson Area Committee of Young People in Alcoholics Anonymous (JACYPAA) is made up of members of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). Our purpose is to work with AA as a whole in unity, service and recovery; to carry the message of hope and recovery while adhering to the Twelve Traditions of AA. We are self-supporting through our own contributions. We are not a governing body of any group or individual. We encourage alcoholics of all ages to join us to serve District 9 of the Virginia Area.
We define “young” as “spiritual room to grow.” We would love for you to join us! For more information, attend one of our upcoming meetings or contact us.
Between January 1st and June 30th, 2019, JACYPAA on-line outreach has grown from 340 to 423 people. Most of those in contact with JACYPAA are between 25 and 34 years old, but range from 18 to 65+. About 55% of the members identify as male, 43% female, and 2% other.
The majority of members live near Charlottesville, Virginia. However, outreach extends to the west coast of the United States and as far away as Japan, Afghanistan, Ireland, and the United Kingdom.