Evaluating the effectiveness of Moral Reconation Therapy with the juvenile offender population

@inproceedings{Behrens2009EvaluatingTE,
  title={Evaluating the effectiveness of Moral Reconation Therapy with the juvenile offender population},
  author={Courtney Behrens},
  year={2009}
}
This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT) with the juvenile offender population in regard to the effects on recidivism. The analyses resulted in no significant differences in recidivism between the treatment group, which consisted of 375 juvenile offenders who participated in MRT, and the comparison group, which consisted of 375 juvenile offenders who did not participate in MRT. Specific attention to the number of MRT steps completed in relation to… 
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