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Challenges Implementing, Maintaining, and Replicating the Cognitive Community Model in Corrections

By Dudley Bush and Jessica Lee

The Cognitive Community model has contributed to significant reductions in recidivism rates in Virginia. Learn about the VADOC's challenges in maintaining program fidelity as it worked to expand and replicate the program throughout the state.

Changing Offender Thinking and Behavior Through the Cognitive Community Model

By Dudley Bush and Jessica Lee

The Cognitive Community Model is a reentry program that has had great success at the Virginia Department of Corrections (VADOC). Learn more about the program where offenders live together in a structured and supportive community environment.

How the VADOC has Reduced Recidivism Using the Cognitive Community Model

By Dudley Bush

The Cognitive Community model is a reentry initiative that has significantly reduced recidivism in Virginia. Learn how it was born out of two opposing strategies and why it has been so successful.