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.