Assault Treatment

Assault Treatment Program (ATP)

ATP enrollment is on Mondays and Wednesdays at 5:00 PM (walk-in open enrollment). You must bring the police report, court order, plea aggrement and any other paperwork given to you regarding your case.

These classes are for people who are alleged to have committed or been convicted of assault in a domestic situation (spouse, family member or significant other). CosTran is approved by the North Carolina Council for Women/ Domestic Violence Commission (NCCFW/DVC)* to provide an ATP.

Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT)

CosTran's Assault Treatment Program  uses Moral Reconation Therapy from Correctional Counseling, Inc. in these classes. MRT is an intense step-by-step treatment strategy designed to enhance and facilitate the development of higher stages of moral reasoning. Its cognitive-behavioral approach addresses ego, social, moral and positive behavioral growth. The distinct advantage of MRT over more conventional approaches is its proactive nature. Our participants do not passively sit throughout the sessions, but rather are actively participating in drills, exercises, self-exploration, and discovery. We need each client to be an active participant in their own change process rather than a passive observer.

We focus on seven basic treatment issues: confrontation of beliefs, attitudes and behaviors; assessment of current relationships; reinforcement of positive behavior and habits; positive identity formation; enhancement of self-concept; decrease in hedonism and development of frustration tolerance; and development of higher stages of moral reasoning.

After enrollment and evaluation participants meet in group for one in a half hours weekly. Praticipants can complete the ATP in 26 weeks, but have the option of taking up to 30 weeks (The 30 weeks allows for up to (4) four abstinences).

MRT is a SAMHSA NREPP Registered program, listed on the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP), and recognized as one of the "evidence-based best practices" for use in ATP by NDCI-National Drug Court Institute. MRT is currently the program of choice in over 40 states, as well as, 100′s of drug court programs and prison systems.

* In order to provide ATP services, a facility must be approved by NCCFW/DVC.