Probation Programs

Moral Reconation Therapy

Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT) is a cognitive behavioral program developed in 1985 by Dr. Gregory Little and Dr. Kenneth Robinson. Published outcome studies have documented that MRT-treated clients show significantly lower recidivism for periods as long as 20 years after treatment. The term “moral” speaks to moral reasoning while the term “reconation” refers to the psychological terms “cognitive” and “conation” meaning the process of making conscious decision making.

MRT is a cognitive-behavioral treatment system that leads to enhanced moral reasoning, better decision-making, and increased pro-social behavior. Pinal County offers MRT groups for probationers in Apache Junction, Florence, and Casa Grande.

To find out more, view a 20-Year Study About Moral Reconation Therapy (PDF).

Community Restitution Workforce Program

The community Restitution Workforce program is a newly designed program that allows probationers to be matched with non-profits and community organizations in Pinal County. This is done to give probationers the opportunity to complete Court ordered community restitution hours in areas in Pinal County that are in the greatest need. The Workforce coordinator will screen and match the probationer with the appropriate community program, department, or organization to maximize the effectiveness of the participants' time and the given project.

For more information please contact the Adult Probation Department.