Executive Director, Court Support Services Division, CT Judicial Branch
Gary A. Roberge is the Executive Director of the State of Connecticut Judicial Branch, Court Support Services Division (JB-CSSD). He directs and manages over 1,200 employees involved with Adult and Juvenile Probation, Family Services (criminal and civil), Juvenile Detention, Alternative Sanctions and Pretrial Release (Bail). He guides the planning, coordination and implementation of the Division’s diverse programs and functions, including the supervision of over 30,000 adult probation cases, 15,466 pretrial and family relations cases, and over 1,500 juvenile probation and detention cases daily.
He is also responsible for the administration of the Division’s $120 million annual budget and oversight of the following business functions: Facilities and Materials Management, Human Resources, Information Technology, Programs and Services, Fiscal Administration, Research and Training.
JB-CSSD manages over 150 community-centered contracts that provide evidence-based client services in each Geographical Area/Judicial District Court. These services are designed to enhance judicial decision making, reduce prison/jail overcrowding, lower recidivism rates, and increase offender chances of successful reintegration. This network serves more than 7,400 adult and 250 juvenile clients daily through a continuum of interventions that 19 include residential, substance abuse treatment, behavioral health, individual and group interventions, community services, educational, clinical and vocational support.
In addition, Mr. Roberge represents the Branch and Division on the following Commission and Committees: Connecticut Sentencing Commission, Criminal Justice Policy and Advisory Commission, Juvenile Justice Policy & Oversight committee, Governor’s Non-profit Cabinet on Health and Human Services and the Alcohol and Drug Policy Council. Mr. Roberge also serves as the Interstate Compact Commissioner for the State of Connecticut, and he is Chair of the Finance Committee.
Mr. Roberge received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Eastern State University. He holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Hartford where he also received the Public Administration Management and Theory Award. Mr. Roberge is also an adjunct professor in the Central Connecticut State University Criminology Department.