L’Asurim is a Jewish not-for profit organization that provides support for prisoners; helps prevent crime, and advocates for prison well-being & criminal justice reform.
L’Asurim coordinates visits for family, clergy and volunteers including the transportation cost; and L’Asurim raises funds for and sends care packages to prison year-round and especially for holiday seasons. The packages contain Kosher food, reading material and religious items. L’Asurim also runs a robust Pen Pal program where members of the public are in regular correspondence with inmates.
L’Asurim helps prevent crime in the Jewish community by holding events for hundreds of people at a time where speakers such as attorneys, business leaders, prosecutors and former inmates address law and order issues. The program also distributes content in print and other formats.
L’Asurim advocates for prison welfare and overall criminal justice reform. While doing the crime leads to serving time, the justice system should accurately confirm if someone indeed did the crime without wrongfully convicting non-guilty people. Once convicted, the time should fit the crime. Once incarcerated, prisoners’ civil and religious rights should be protected while also assuring the well-being of prison staff.
L'ASURIM IS ACTIVE YEAR ROUND TO HELP INMATES AND THEIR FAMILIES; ADVOCATE FOR JUSTICE AND PRISON HELP BEING REFORM, AND TO PREVENT CRIMES. HERE ARE SOME NUMBERS:
ARRANGES 860+ FAMILY, VOLUNTEER AND CLERGY VISITS PER YEAR!
HOLIDAY EVENTS A YEAR IN NEW YORK-AREA PRISONS!
More than $100,000 a year worth of food, packages and funds are facilitated by Lasurim to inmates
People attend Lasurim crime prevention events!
6,113 online signatures on two Lasurim campaigns advocating for prison well-being!
meetings and communications with advocates and elected officials to push for justice reform.
OF LETTERS AND PENPAL COMMUNICATIONS A YEAR