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Moral Reconation Therapy


Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT) is a cognitive-behavioral program that combines education, group and individual counseling, and structured exercises designed to foster moral development in treatment-resistant clients.  As long as clients’ judgments about right and wrong are made from low levels of moral reasoning, counseling them, training them in job skills, and even punishing them will have little long-lasting impact on their behavior.  They must be confronted with the consequences of their behavior and the effect that it has had on their family, friends and community.  Poor moral reasoning is common within at-risk populations.

MRT addresses beliefs and reasoning. It is a systematic, step-by-step group approach for treatment-resistant clients.  The program is designed to alter how clients think and make judgments about what is right and wrong. The MRT system approaches the problem of treating resistant populations as a problem of low levels of moral reasoning.  In this case, “moral” does not refer to a religious concept, but rather the theoretical conceptualization of psychologist Lawrence Kohlberg.  Moral reasoning represents how a person makes decisions about what he or she should or should not do in a given situation.

The Coconino County Adult Probation Department provides the MRT program to eligible probationers.  The program is facilitated by in-house, certified probation staff.  Are you interested in participating in MRT?  If so, please discuss this option with your probation officer or contact the Adult Probation Office at 928-679-8400.


NCTI Crossroads Programming


Since 1981, the National Curriculum & Training Institute, Inc. (NCTI) has been developing criminogenic specific offender education curricula and staff development training for use in the criminal justice system. NCTI has become a leader in the field of cognitive behavior change programs. NCTI provides Cognitive Based Life Skills and Offense Specific Curriculum to practitioners in the field of community corrections. These cognitive based curricula clearly align with "What Works" research that has proven to be effective in reducing recidivism.

Using a unique philosophical approach known as the "Building Blocks for Behavioral Change", NCTI curricula and delivery techniques are designed to foster positive, pro-social behavior change in offenders.  Currently in use by a variety of agencies throughout North America, NCTI's Cognitive Based Life Skills and Offense Specific Curricula have earned wide respect for their cost effectiveness and high levels of successful outcomes.

The Coconino County Adult Probation Department provides the NCTI Crossroads program to eligible probationers and deferred prosecution clients.  The program is facilitated by in-house, certified probation staff.  Are you interested in participating in the NCTI Crossroads program?  If so, please discuss this option with your probation officer or contact the Adult Probation Office at 928-679-8400.



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