Evidence-Based Programs

The cornerstone of Sentinel’s Evidence-Based Programs is Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT), a systematic treatment strategy that seeks to decrease recidivism among juvenile and adult criminal offenders by increasing moral reasoning. The Moral Reconation Therapy program that Sentinel uses via cognitive-based therapy is one of the nation’s leading anti-recidivism mechanisms. MRT attempts to change how offenders make decisions and judgments by raising their moral reasoning abilities.

In 1985, a formal MRT program was developed as one of the first comprehensive, systematic attempts to treat substance-abusing offenders from a purely cognitive behavioral perspective. Moral Reconation Therapy is an objective treatment system designed to enhance ego and social, moral, and positive behavioral growth in a progressive, step-by-step fashion.

Evidence-Based Programs from Sentinel

Program Courses Include

  • Substance Abuse
  • Cognitive and Life Skills
  • Parenting and Family Values
  • Responsible Living
  • Employment Preparation
  • Sex Offender-Related Offenses
  • Driving-Related Offenses
  • Domestic Violence-Related Offenses

Each course has twelve to sixteen steps, depending on the treatment population, and systematically focuses on seven basic treatment issues.

  • Confrontation of beliefs, attitudes and behaviors
  • Assessment of current relationships
  • Reinforcement of positive behavior and habits
  • Positive identity formation including enhancement of self-concept
  • Decrease in hedonism
  • Development of frustration tolerance and development of higher stages of moral reasoning

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