Thresholds of Chester County

Helping Prison Inmates make better Decisions since 1980


Volunteer Training Weekend

The Thresholds volunteers training session will take place Saturday March 22nd at the Government Services Building, Westtown Road, West Chester. Details can be found here

Winter Classes graduate

Classes at the Prison and Work Release Center finished up this month. Enthusiasm was high among the students, with statements like ' I learned to step back and assess any situation I get myself into so I can come up with the best possible outcome ' a commone theme. Read more

Spring classes begin the first week of April

Volunteers will be needed to work with the students in the upcoming session.

Save the date May 8th for Upcoming Member Dinner meeting

The Spring Member Dinner meeting will be held on May 8th. Details to follow.

Youth Corner News:

Thresholds delivers three programs at the Youth Center: Shelter, Detention and Evening Reporting Center (ERC). Last year we had 63 youths graduate from the program. Read about it

Sponsor an Inmate Program

The Fund Raising committee has put together the 'Sponsor an Inmate' Program. We started the campaign at our general member meeting in April Read more

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events


Spring 2013
Winter 2013
Fall 2012
Spring 2012

It is said that no one truly knows a nation until one has been inside its jails. A nation should not be judged by how it treats its highest citizens, but its lowest ones.
- Nelson Mandela

Welcome to
Thresholds of Chester County

Thresholds is a group of dedicated volunteers who teach decision making skills to inmates at Chester County Prison. The six step process enables the client/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. Read more

What's in the Name

Inmate Crossing the Threshold

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