Thresholds of Chester County

Helping Prison Inmates make better Decisions since 1980


Spring Member Dinner meeting

The Spring Member Dinner meeting was held May 8th with Jim Lindsay of the Parole office as guest speaker. Read all about it here .

Volunteer Training Graduates 8 new members

Eight new volunteers completed training in mid-March, and found opportunities to work as one-on-one teachers for the inmates in the Spring cycle. Details can be found here

Spring Classes graduate

Thresholds certificates of graduation were handed out to 20 men and women this May. They were supported by the dedicated volunteer one-on-one teachers in completing the coursework and achieving this goal. Congratulations to these graduates and their volunteers!

Thresholds at the Youth and Detention Center

Teaching will finish up in May, break for the summer, then pick up again in September. The low number of youth at the center during July and August is the reason.

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.