I just thought I would take a moment to clarify this point: The courts would never have used AA as a sentencing option if AA itself did not actively and aggressively 12 Step at the courthouse. The courthouse is the most important outreach work AA does to maintain its membership numbers. Alcoholics Anonymous not only encourages members to 12 Step at the court house, in spite of the breach of several Traditions, and in spite of the discomfort and questioning of members, but actually uses passive aggressive manipulation to coerce members to engage in this 12 Step outreach at the courts.
Anyone who asserts that courts are taking advantage of AA, without AA’s enthusiastic and aggressive participation, is either ignorant of AA’s position on the subject or practicing Rigorous Honesty™ (lying).
It is AA’s policy to forge this relationship with the courts: