Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT) is recognized nationally as a highly effective cognitive-behavioral program. It was created specifically for individuals who had experienced repeated incarceration and for whom earlier rehabilitation efforts had not been successful.

MRT helps participants develop honesty, a sense of responsibility, and higher levels of moral reasoning. Participants are held accountable by their peers, who vote to decide if the participant has completed the exercises included in each of the 12 steps successfully and is ready to move to the next step.

MRT also provides a safe place for mentors and participants to get to know each other so that they feel comfortable offering or accepting assistance or advice when it is needed. The opportunity to spend time with others who are struggling with similar issues in a supportive and positive environment slowly builds trust in the group and the program. This leads to success in and outside of the group.

Apply for MRT

Interested in applying for the MRT program? Please fill out our online participant application and agreement forms below.

Participant Application
Participant Agreement


Thursdays at Catholic Charities

603 N. 8th

Garden City, KS 67846

4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Join us to see if you are interested in participating as a person in need or as a community member. 

Questions? Call Brooke at (620) 272-0010 or email

Funded by the Finnup Foundation and Western Kansas Community Foundation