Helping Prison Inmates to make better decisions since 1980

More than 100 inmates participated in the Thresholds program in the last 3 years.

Chester County Prison - Our Workplace

Spring Sessions have completed with 12 men and women graduating at the Prison and the Corrections Center.  Enthusiasm was high among the graduates. 

One-on-one Volunteer

Thresholds Volunteer working with an Inmate Assisting the inmate in learning to make decisions, volunteers build confidence in their student and receive great satisfaction in the process as well.

Group Teaching

Students learn what is involved in making a thought-out decision, much different than reacting to life’s situations. 

Welcome to Chester County Thresholds

Thresholds is a group of dedicated volunteers who teach decision making skills to inmates at Chester County Prison. The six step process enables the inmates to set goals and develop practical plans to reach them. By use of group and one-on-one teaching settings, inmates are able to make the teachings personal and the goals achievable. Thresholds is the largest continuous skills and self help course provided at Chester County Prison.

What’s in the Name

A threshold is the sill of a doorway of a house or building. Our goal is that the inmates, after completing the program, will cross over to a new beginning in their lives as they start to make better decisions.

About Thresholds

  • History
  • Program Overview

Six Step Model

  • Six Steps definitions
  • Group and Individual teaching
  • Six Steps in detail

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Contact Us

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Volunteer Info

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  • What is involved
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