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A December 2006 Justice Department report stated a record seven million people -- one in every 32 U.S. adults -- were behind bars, on probation, or on parole. While men still far outnumber women in prisons and jails, the female population is growing steadily. In 2006, the female population in state or federal prison increased by 2.6 percent and the number of male inmates rose by 1.9 percent. As one can see, the numbers aren’t decreasing and the disheartening statistics go on and on. 

There is hope, however. The recidivism rate, which is the tendency to relapse into a previous condition or mode of behavior, drops from 77% to 40% when religious organizations are involved in the rehabilitation process. The Aleph Institute works hard to stay involved in all aspects of the incarceration process to ensure appropriate and effective development of needed programs and services.

The Aleph Institute has carved out its niche as an organization working for Jews in dire need of guidance and direction in bettering their own lives, and those who surround them, ensuring that “no Jew is alone.”

To speak with a staff member regarding any one of Aleph's Programs, please call 412-421-0111 or contact us!

• Aleph Library Program
• Books and Religious Materials Program
• Chesed Mentoring Program
• Holiday Programs
• In-Prison Outreach Program
• Torah Leadership Programs
• Torah Studies Program
• Anonymous Meetings
• Aleph House
• Employment Help
• Computer Training Program
• Religious Counseling
• Community Transition Program
• Dry Seder
• Rabbi/Mentor
• Chesed Mentoring Program
• Chanukah Gelt Program
• Emergency Funds/Holiday Financial Assistance
• Clothing Assistance
• Rabbinical Counseling
• Health Services
• Dependency Treatment Programs
• Mentor Training Program
• Shavuot at Aleph
• Shabbat Evening Dinners
• Emergency Hotline
• Parents of Troubled Youth
• National Advocacy
• Alternative Sentencing Program
• Chanukah Party
• Hospital Visitation