About Better People

Better People offers four basic services: cognitive behavioral therapy, using Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT®); job readiness classes; assistance in gaining permanent employment; and, once employed, job retention services.

Our Board and Staff

Read about our Honorary Board, Board of Directors, Advisory Council and Staff here

About Moral Reconation Therapy

MRT is a well-researched and well-documented cognitive-behavorial approach aimed at systematically altering how individuals who have legal histories make decisions - how they think. MRT improves individuals who have legal histories' reasoning and fosters their social and moral growth, so they can make better decisions about what they should or should not do in a given situation (for example, sell drugs or not, go to work or not). MRT is a theoretical approach that has been shown to reduce recidivism (the rate of individuals who have legal histories returning to crime) from 25% to 60% in more than 30 states and in Ontario, Canada, and Puerto Rico. MRT is also used system-wide in the states of Washington and Oklahoma, and in Oregon's Washington County.

Annual Reports    read with free Acrobat Reader

2009-10 2009-10 report

2008-09 2008-09 report

2007-08 2007-08 report

2006-07 2006-07 report

2005-06 2005-06 report

2003-04 Part 1    Part 2

Five Years of Progress
Financial Information
Donors and Friends
Final Words

pages 1 - 8    pages 9 - 15

part 1     part 2    part 3     part 4

Better People

3711 NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
Portland, Oregon 97212
Tel: (503) 281-2663
Fax: (503) 281-2667
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