Jail Clearances

In order to gain clearance to speak for a single meeting or to be a secretary for an NA meeting one must:

  1. Show up at the Hospitals and Institutions Subcommittee meeting on the third Monday of the month at 6 pm for orientation. The meeting that goes over the roster starts at 6:30 pm. It lasts for 90 minutes.
  2. During the meeting we as a group will go over the current roster with four divisions:
    1. Jails
    2. Recovery Houses
    3. Detox Facilities
    4. Hospitals
  3. If members see anything they like in any of the above areas you they are free to volunteer.

Members who wish to speak in jails need to complete a Jails Clearance form.
To download a Jails Clearance Form, click this link. This form includes the following info:

  • Name as it appears on drivers license/ID
  • Full Address
  • Date of birth
  • Social Security Number
  • Phone number
  • Race
  • Gender
  • Height
  • Weight
  • Eye color
  • Hair color

This form may be emailed ( hichair@sfna.org ) or mailed to:

Attn: H+I Clearance
ASO, West Bay Conf. Ctr., 1290 Fillmore Ste.B, SF, CA 94115.

Our SFNA Jail Coordinators (men’s or women’s jails) oversee this process, and the volunteer schedule in these facilities.

Once your personal information has been submitted to the contact at the Hall of Justice, it is then forwarded to the Sheriff’s department.

One week after the the volunteer’s information has been submitted to the Hall of Justice, volunteers can contact the Sheriff’s department to schedule their fingerprinting, photo shoot and orientation for jail clearance.

In the past there was a “Clearance-Card” that was given to H&I members clearly stating the date that their card expires. Unfortunately, this is no longer the case and you must remember your expiration date or be subjected to the clearance process all over again.

Thanks for doing service, it makes a big difference.

Point of Contact

Please contact the Hospitals and Institutions Jail Coordinator at hichair@sfna.org.