Executive Director of the Connecticut Sentencing Commission
Alex Tsarkov joined the Institute for Municipal and Regional Policy in November 2015.
Alex Tsarkov is Executive Director of the Connecticut Sentencing Commission. Mr. Tsarkov joined the Connecticut Sentencing Commission as its first full-time Executive Director in November 2015. As Director, Alex assists the Commission in its mission to review pre-trial and sentencing policies and make policy recommendations to the General Assembly and the Governor.
Prior to joining the Commission, Alex worked for the Judicial Branch Court Support Services Division (JBCSSD) as a Court Planner for two years. There, he managed over $8 million in contracts with non-profit agencies providing services to pre-trial, family and probation clients. In addition, Alex analyzed, developed, and implemented strategies to reduce recidivism rates among adults under the JBCSSD supervision. Prior to the Judicial Branch Court Support Services Division, Alex worked at the Connecticut General Assembly from 2007 to 2013. As the clerk of the Judiciary Committee and Aide to State Representative Gerry Fox, III, he worked on numerous issues affecting the state’s criminal justice system including diversionary programs, eyewitness identification and juvenile sentencing.
Alex holds a Master of Public Policy degree from Trinity College and is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Law.