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Positive Directions TRP Academy

The Positive Directions TRP Academy is a culturally responsive, peer-led, abstinence-based, therapeutic teaching community and transitional housing program. The mutual self-help community has a recovery orientation, focusing on wellness, coping strategies, prosocial living, and leadership development.  The TRP Academy infuses a strength-based approach into the program’s culturally responsive guiding principles of RespectInterdependence, and Accountability.  The model embraces peer-to-peer support which creates a sense of family, and fosters a support network that reaffirms prosocial values and behaviors.

The program's core learning objectives are:

  • Life Skills and Program Philosphy

  • Adaptive Coping Strategies and Relapse Prevention

  • Advanced Concepts of Prosocial Living and Leadership Development

  • Career and Educational Development

  • Independent Living

Program Length:

  • Theapeutic Teaching Community:  6 months

  • Transitional Housing:  2 years


  • The program is open to all justice involved adult men

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