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Let Us Remember the Other Innocent Victims of the Criminal Justice System 


When a Jewish parent goes to prison, his or her innocent spouse and children serve a sentence too. Hearts are burdened, relationships change, and dreams begin to seem unattainable. In itself, the psychological effects of having a parent or spouse in prison causes severe damage.

It is a disheartening fact that children of a parent who goes to prison are statistically more likely to end up imprisoned themselves. Such children, despite their own innocence, are alienated, looked down upon, and shamed in their own community. Their natural inclination is to consort with others who suffer similarly. This often leads children down the wrong path.

The Aleph Institute helps break this painful and destructive cycle by providing support and hope for these families.


Families of incarcerated loved ones are given the support and necessary tools to effectively manage their emotional health.
• Chanukah Gelt Program
• Emergency Funds/Holiday Financial Assistance
• Clothing Assistance
• Rabbinical Counseling
• Health Services
• Dependency Treatment Programs
• Al-Anon Meetings
• JACS Meetings