Jennifer Medina Zaccagnini
Chair Zaccagnini has served as a member of the board since 2008. She began her career at the Alternative Incarceration Center in Waterbury, where she was responsible for the direct supervision of 40 facility residents on pre-trial, probation, or parole status, who were receiving services and work release opportunities. Following this, she worked for the Connecticut Department of Children and Families as a social worker in treatment and investigations units, and as a social work supervisor. In these positions, she assisted the agency in responding to allegations of child abuse and neglect, and ultimately made the determination of whether a child was at risk of harm. She earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Central Connecticut State University, and a master’s degree in criminal justice from the University of New Haven.