Monthly Archives: November 2012

Thresholds in Delaware County – President’s Report The year 2007 saw Thresholds continue to serve inmates at The State Correctional Institution in Chester, the George. W. Hill Correctional Facility in Thornton, and teenagers at the Delaware County Juvenile Detention Center, and we once again trained a dedicated group of new […]

2007 Annual Report

Thresholds Training Teachers outside of Delco Beginning in 2004, Thresholds volunteers began training teachers in other areas of the the east coast. These have included: Hartford, CT; Trenton & Newark, NJ; New York City, Fairfax, VA, Boca Raton, FL, Atlanta, GA and Bloomington, IN. See the Regional Organization page for […]

Thresholds Training Teachers outside of Delco

[two_third]In 2009 Thresholds in Delaware County initiated a program aimed at helping our graduates re-enter society. Chester County Thresholds began a similar program shortly thereafter. Thresholds volunteers had long believed that our organization could do more to help our clients after they are released. To this end, a committee met […]

Re-Entry Program Helps Graduates Return to Society

If you’ve browsed our web site a bit, especially the pages explaining the Six Steps of our program, it should be very clear that this effort requires the service of many dedicated people, roughly 70-75 each year. So please ponder whether you might have some free time to help out […]

Two ways you can help

[one_half][/one_half] [one_half_last]Study the black and white portrait in the left side panel. What do you see? When you change your thinking you change your perception. We see a young lady looking away, if we think of the necklace at bottom center. But we see an old women partially facing us, […]

Perception Exercise

Obtaining statistics on the effectiveness of inmate rehabilitation programs is very difficult, and always controversial. However, here is one Internet posting that spans a 20 year study which is worth considering. Note especially the stress on teaching “decision making skills,” which is the main mission of Thresholds. The research involves […]

Crime In America Study – The Up Hill Battle

It is estimated that more than one in every 100 adults in the United States will serve time in jail or prison; that’s an all-time high. Here is a recent analysis of prison populations. [one_half]USA and territories. Incarcerated population Number of inmates in 2008 Total 2,424,279 Federal and state prisons 1,518,559 […]

On The Importance of Localized Care Taking

“Prison has taken days of my life that I can’t get back. It’s my job to take from here self-knowledge that I can keep.” C.B. on graduating from Thresholds course at the county correctional facility.

Prison has taken