Alex Tsarkov

Adjunct Professor (SPP) and Executive Director, Connecticut Sentencing Commission

School of Public Policy's Institute for Municipal and Regional Policy (IMRP)


B.A., International Relations, University of Connecticut, 2005
M.A., Public Policy, Trinity College, 2010
J.D., Law, University of Connecticut, 2016

Teaching & Research Interests

Criminal Legal System
Policy and Legislation
Pretrial Justice System

Professional Experience

Alex Tsarkov works at the Institute for Municipal and Regional Policy at the University of Connecticut School of Public Policy where he serves as the Executive Director of the Connecticut Sentencing Commission. He joined the Commission as its first full-time Executive Director in November 2015.

As Director, Alex assists the Commission in its mission to review pre-trial, sentencing and post-conviction 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 (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 legal system including bail reform, diversionary programs, drug-free zones, voting disenfranchisement, minimum mandatory sentences, cost of incarceration, 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.

Alex Tsarkov
Contact Information
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