Mid-Atlantic Thresholds Participation


Mid-Atlantic THRESHOLDS is an umbrella organization of autonomous chapters that function in local communities to teach decision making skills to inmates.

  1. Thresholds in Delaware County offers the following assistance.
    • Criteria for assuring that the basic tenets are followed. See Terms of Agreement.
    • Teams from THRESHOLDS chapters to train new volunteers.
    • Current training materials.
    • Interaction with other chapters, and local representation on the Mid-Atlantic THRESHOLDS Board.
  2. The following pre-requisites are needed to establish a new Thresholds program.
    • Approval by a warden and/or the Prison Board.
    • A core group of  volunteers who are committed to leadership roles as well as teaching.
    • A small, but adequate, treasury.
  3. Chapter leadership should be committed to the following objectives.
    •  Recruitment of volunteers in the community.
    • Training and support of new volunteers.
    • Teaching inmates in both individual and group settings.
    • Guiding the organization as it becomes established.

Mid-Atlantic THRESHOLDS looks forward to working with you.  Our groups have been active in this endeavor for the past 37 years.  Our proven program enhances the quality of life for THRESHOLDS volunteers and inmates, and ultimately, the community to which they will return.

Please Contact

Mid-Atlantic Thresholds
P.O. Box  114, Thornton, PA 19373
484.301.0590
decision@thresholdsdelco.org


Chapter Members of The Mid-Atlantic Thresholds Alliance

Thresholds in Delaware County, PA
Joanne Matteucci, Board President
Jerry Nowell, Vice-President
484.301.0590
E-mail: decision@thresholdsdelco.org
Web site: www.thresholdsdelco.org

Chester County, PA
Richard Bergesen
610.436.6469
E-mail: rbergesen@verizon.net
Web site: www.ThresholdsChesco.org

State of Delaware
Leonard Beck
302.994.7200
E-mail: lenhbeck@verizon.net

State of New York
Murthy Cheruvu
845.559-0374
E-mail: saicheruvu@hotmail.com

Atlanta, Georgia
Jim Powers
404.312.2067
E-mail: thresholdsga@gmail.com


Mid-Atlantic Thresholds Terms of Agreement

For the establishment of new Thresholds Programs

Authorization
A new program must be authorized by a majority vote of the Board of Mid-Atlantic Thresholds,
and the program must be taught in a correctional institution.

Training
Teachers will be trained by members of Mid-Atlantic Thresholds chapters.
The Thresholds Volunteer Training Manual will be used as the basis for this training.

Curriculum
The six steps to decision making, and other essential components, will form the core of the Thresholds program. The Guide to Decision Making will be used with clients when teaching the program.

Teachers
Traditionally Thresholds teachers have been volunteers.

Methodology
A combination of Micro (one-on-one) and Macro (group) sessions is suggested.

Oversight
Initially, representatives of the new organization will contact Mid-Atlantic Thresholds every
six months for review and suggestions.

Remuneration
New programs will reimburse Mid-Atlantic Thresholds for materials and training expenses.