From the March 1949 magazine.

An Experiment--

A.A. Meetings In a Courtroom

I WANT to tell you about a wonderful experiment that has proven successful in our city.

Through the efforts of a former city police officer who has been working the Program over three years, the police force, the jailers, and at least one of our municipal judges have cooperated with our A.A. groups.

For three years a municipal judge has been consulting A.A. in handling drunk cases. About a year ago, he decided to make A.A. available to more alcoholics. He consulted a member of the Santa Monica Group who agreed to "pitch" A.A. to such alcoholics as were required to attend a...

-- R.W.L.

Santa Monica, California