FSA – Threshold Program (2022)

‘A Faith-based program focused on values and life skills’

Learn more, as this is part of The First Step Act

Program Description is taken from The First Step Act Approved Program Guide,  1/2022 The Threshold Program is a non-residential faith-based reentry program open to male and female federal offenders. Like the more intensive Life Connections Program, it is open to inmates across the agency seeking grounding in positive values and responsibility, regardless of the presence of religious affiliation. Ordinarily, inmates should have less than 24 months from their proposed release dates to be considered for the program. The curriculum is also designed for participants who desire to participate from a non-religious perspective. Typically, cohorts meet weekly in 90-minute sessions for six to nine months and include no more than 20 participants. The threshold program is offered throughout the Bureau utilizing the leadership of agency chaplains, religious contractors, community volunteers, and mentors.
Time Frame
Hours This program is typically completed in 72 hours.
Needs Addressed Family/Parenting
Program Delivery To ensure program fidelity and proper credit, the Threshold program must be delivered by Chaplaincy Services staff, or the appropriately credentialed volunteers or contractors.
Institution Locations Available at all BOP institutions.