H.E.A.T. is a therapy program designed for Black males age 18 to 29 who are involved in the criminal justice system. H.E.A.T. — which stands for Habilitation, Empowerment and Accountability Therapy — applies a holistic, culturally relevant and responsive, strength-based model that emphasizes a positive and engaging approach to treatment.
H.E.A.T is closely modeled after Afrocentric interventions that have previously been standardized and published in CSAP, CSAT and other publications (e.g., Burnett, 2008; Goddard, 1993; Philleo et al., 1997).