The workbook is used in a variety of criminal justice settings, including jails, prisons, community corrections, TCs, halfway houses, diversion, parole and probation, and drug/mental health/DUI courts.
Additionally, the workbook has been extensively used in substance abuse agencies, mental health centers, day reporting centers, intensive outpatient, residential psychiatric hospitals, educational settings, and private practices.
The MRT® -Moral Reconation Therapy workbook includes 16 steps, with 12 of these typically completed in 24-36 open-ended group sessions.
Clients complete workbook homework prior to coming to each session. In the group, clients present their homework and the facilitator passes the client to the next step — or directs the client redo the homework based on objective criteria.
All MRT groups are open-ended, meaning that new clients can enter an ongoing group at any time. Each group session usually has new clients, as well as some finishing the program.
During the criminal justice training, each new facilitator receives a copy of the following:
Training is not required for the following behavior-specific workbooks: