Executive Director

Alex Tsarkov joined the Sentencing Commission as its first full-time Executive Director in 2015. As Director, he 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, Mr. Tsarkov worked for the Judicial Branch Court Support Services Division (JB-CSSD). Prior to JB-CSSD, he worked at the Connecticut General Assembly from 2007 to 2013. He worked on numerous issues affecting the state’s criminal justice system including diversionary programs, eyewitness identification, juvenile sentencing and pretrial justice.

Mr. Tsarkov is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Public Policy and the University of Connecticut School of Law. He holds a Master of Public Policy degree from Trinity College and is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Law.