Senator Kissel Appoints Enfield Police Chief Sferrazza to Juvenile Justice Committee

August 24, 2006

State Senator John A. Kissel (R-Enfield), the Ranking Senator on the General Assembly’s Judiciary Committee, has appointed Enfield Police Chief Carl Sferrazza to serve on the newly created Juvenile Jurisdiction Planning and Implementation Committee, commonly known as the Juvenile Justice Committee. As Ranking Senator on the Human Services Committee, Senator Kissel also serves on the Juvenile Justice Committee. The goal of the group is to recommend changes to the Connecticut Juvenile Justice System with regards to sixteen and seventeen year olds within the Superior Court for Juvenile Matters.

“Chief Sferrazza does a great job for the people of Enfield. Chief Sferrazza worked his way up the ranks of the Enfield Police Department through hard work, dedication, and professionalism, and I am confident that he will provide valuable insights while serving on this committee,” said Senator Kissel. “I am looking forward to working with Chief Sferrazza as well as the other members to help recommend positive changes for the State’s Juvenile Justice System.”

Senator Kissel’s position as Ranking Senator on Judiciary allowed him to designate a representative to serve on the twenty-six member Juvenile Justice Committee. The Speaker of the House and President Pro Tempore of the Senate appointed State Representative Toni E. Walker (D-New Haven) and State Senator Toni N. Harp (D-New Haven), respectively, as the co-Chair Persons of the committee.

The Committee, which was established by Public Act 06-187, has scheduled twice monthly meetings through January of next year and will submit its final report to the General Assembly on February 1st, 2007.

Senator Kissel is currently serving his seventh term representing the 7th District communities of East Granby, Enfield, Granby, Somers, Suffield, Windsor, and Windsor Locks.