Forensic CBT Program
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Criminology & Criminal Justice


Contact Information

Vance Academic Center, Room 208
860.832.3014 (Fax)

Jessica Lloyd
RVAC, Room 208

Jennifer Hedlund, PhD 
RVAC, Room 208-600

Steven Block, PhD
Undergraduate Director
RVAC, Room 208-300

Eugena Givens, PhD
Internship Director
RVAC, Room 409

Reginald Simmons, PhD
Graduate Director
RVAC, Room 208-100


Forensic Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Program

Faculty from the Criminology Department’s Institute for the Study of Crime and Justice (Stephen Cox, Chip Tafrate, and Damon Mitchell) partnered with the Court Support Services Division and the University of Southern Maine in writing a grant application for the U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Assistance’s “Smart Probation” Program.

This partnership resulted in the Connecticut Judicial Branch receiving a Federal grant award of for the period of September 1, 2012 to October 1, 2014 to try an experimental program called “Forensic CBT”.

We will continue to update this website as the program progresses.

Program Contact Information

Dr. Stephen Cox
(860) 832-3138

Dr. Raymond Chip Tafrate 
(860) 832-2924

Dr. Damon Mitchell
(860) 832-2924