MRT is a cognitive behavioral training program that was designed by psychologists and social workers in the Georgia prison system to end the cycle of repeated crime, addiction and incarceration. Participants develop higher levels of moral reasoning, honesty and accountability. They 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.