The Connecticut State Sentencing Commission
The Connecticut Sentencing Commission is an independent state criminal justice agency established to review, research, and make recommendations concerning Connecticut's criminal justice system. The Commission chairperson is Justice David Borden and vice chairperson is John Santa. Alex Tsarkov serves as the Executive Director.
The Commission consists of 23 voting members, including judges, prosecutors, criminal defense counsel, the commissioners of the departments of Correction, Public Safety, and Mental Health and Addiction Services, the victim advocate, the executive director of the Court Support Services Division of the Judicial Branch, a municipal police chief, the chairperson of the Board of Pardons and Paroles, the undersecretary of the Criminal Justice Policy and Planning Division of the Office of Policy and Management, and members of the public appointed by the Governor and the leaders of the General Assembly.
The Institute of Municipal and Regional Policy (IMRP) supports the Commission's professional staff and also provides administrative resources as necessary to further its mission.