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!