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Client experiences in the criminal justice system, including successful treatment and prevention strategies, are often characterized by pro and anti-social bonds built with those around them. We encourage clients of the criminal justice system to build prosocial lives around work, family, and religion to become invested in family, community, and mainstream society. However, practitioners often overlook building bonds with clients that can provide the mentoring and support needed to prevent reoffending. Drawing upon research from evaluations of several treatment court programs, the role of social bonds and the mentoring and support they provide are discussed as critical elements of successful outcomes in treatment courts.