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Habilitation Empowerment Accountability Therapy

H.E.A.T. is a holistic, 36-week evidence-based program that is a trauma-informed model that emphasizes a positive and engaging approach to drug treatment. This program is designed for black males aged 18-29 who are involved in the criminal justice system. This intervention targets individuals who have been involved in the criminal justice system. The holistic approach of H.E.A.T. focuses on treating the complete person by addressing spiritual, emotional, physical, environmental, and experimental factors that influence one's sense of self, behaviors, and choices. 

The curriculum seeks to build on resiliency while validating life experiences to help the client address and resolve emotional and psychological issues. H.E.A.T. is spreading nationwide and is the only culturally responsive intervention of its kind in the country. 

H.E.A.T. Partners:

Operation Lighthouse

Mercer County Treatment Court

Mercer County Behavioral Health Commission


Mercer County District Attorneys Office


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