Moral Reconation Therapy- MRT® has changed lives and provided an important, practical tool for people who needed a life of more positive decision-making and behaviors. CCI is the sole provider of MRT training and materials.
Re-arrest and re-incarceration rates of MRT clients can be up to 65% lower than expected.
Recidivism in MRT clients is significantly lowered, lasting for periods as long as 20 years.
The Washington State Institute for Public Policy estimated that the combined cost benefit to taxpayers and crime victims for the MRT program is $11.48 for every dollar spent.
A cost-benefit analysis in 12 Virginia adult drug courts with MRT treatment showed lower outcome and victimization costs, along with lower placement costs, resulting in average savings of almost $20,000 per drug court participant. The drug courts are therefore cost effective.
In a study of 19 MRT-based juvenile drug courts, the combined recidivism of the MRT-treated juvenile offenders was 35.7% compared to 52.7% in the comparison groups. This yields a reduction in recidivism of 17%, much better than the 6.5% average recidivism reduction reported in a large study of juvenile drug court results. (Mitchell, et al., 2012).
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