The Court Support Services Division (CSSD) oversees pretrial services, family services, divorce and domestic violence, probation supervision of adults and juveniles as well as juvenile residential centers including Juvenile Detention. CSSD also administers a network of statewide contracted community providers that deliver treatment and other support services.
CSSD Central Office
936 Silas Deane Highway, Wethersfield CT 06109
William H. Carbone, Tel: 860-721-2100, Fax: 860-258-8976
CSSD Mission Statement
The mission of CSSD is to provide effective support services within the Judicial Branch by working collaboratively with system stakeholders to promote compliance with court orders and instill positive change in individuals, families, and communities.
CSSD is able to accomplish this mission by employing risk and conflict reduction strategies within each of its service areas:
CSSD Adult Services (Adult Probation and Bail) provides community supervision services to clients referred by the Courts.
CSSD Family Services (Civil and Criminal) assists courts and clients to resolve family and interpersonal conflict. Family Civil Court services assist the Court and clients to resolve family and interpersonal conflicts with negotiation, mediation, and evaluation and education services. Family Criminal Court services provide intake assessment and pre-trial supervision for individuals arrested for family violence crimes. Additionally, CSSD Family Services contracts with several service providers who offer programs to defendants that address domestic violence (Family Violence Education Program, EXPLORE and EVOLVE).
CSSD Juvenile Probation Services are
designed to provide information to judges, enable monitoring of
court-ordered conditions, and provide services to court-involved children
and their families to increase the chances of successful rehabilitation.
The Superior Court for Juvenile Probation handles the cases of children who,
at the time of an alleged offense, were 17 years old or younger.
CSSD Juvenile Residential Services is responsible for operating and overseeing voluntary and court-ordered residential programs/centers designed to meet the needs of juveniles who come into contact with the juvenile court system. The network of programs and services include 2 state-operated detention centers, located in Bridgeport and Hartford, and numerous contracted residential programs. All programs are designed to balance the development of positive skills of juveniles with community safety.
CSSD Administration is the business arm of the Division that supports central and field operations as well as coordinating business activities with other Judicial Branch Divisions. Administration Units include Facilities and Materials Management; Fiscal and Administrative Services (Restitution); Information Technology; Grants and Contracts; Research, Training and Staff Development; and CSSD Human Resources.