Robert J. Devlin, Jr.
Superior Court Judge
Judicial District of Fairfield
Robert J. Devlin, Jr. is a lifelong resident of Connecticut and an honors graduate of the University Of Connecticut School Of Law. After law school, Judge Devlin worked in private practice for three years and then as a public defender for about a year. Thereafter, for the next eight years he served as an Assistant States Attorney in New Haven. In late 1987, he was appointed a federal prosecutor for the United States Department of Justice in their Organized Crime Strike Force.
In 1992, Judge Devlin was appointed a Superior Court judge by Governor Lowell P. Weicker, Jr. He has served as a criminal court judge in the Judicial Districts of New Haven, New London, Fairfield, Hartford and Stamford. Judge Devlin is presently assigned as presiding criminal judge in Bridgeport. In 2010, Judge Devlin was named Chief Administrative Judge for the Criminal Division of the Superior Court and continues to serve in that position.
Department of Correction
Thomas J. Canny
Connecticut Judicial Branch
Court Support Services Division
Adult Services: Probation Policy, Special Programs & Projects
Thomas J. Canny has over 30 years of experience in Adult Probation Services and currently manages probation policy, special programming and projects for the Judicial Branch’s Court Support Services Division. Mr. Canny is a member of the Department of Correction’s (DOC) Multi-Agency Reentry Advisory Group, the Connecticut Sentencing Commission’s Special Committee on Sex Offenders, served on the Opening Doors-Connecticut’s Homeless Youth Planning Project’s Services and Supports Workgroup, and is currently a member of the Criminal Justice Task Force chaired by the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness and the Partnership for Strong Communities.
He has co-authored a criminal justice-related research article with the Yale School of Medicine and has given presentations concerning different aspects of community corrections to the Connecticut Association of Nonprofits, the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence, the Department of Mental Health and Addictions Services’ Residential Forensic Services Division, the Division of Criminal Justice, the Division of Public Defender Services, DOC’s Parole and Community Services Division, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the New England Council on Crime and Delinquency, and the Office of Victim Services. In addition, Mr. Canny has been recognized by CCADV and MADD for his work in the areas of victim services and public policy. He received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Southern Connecticut State University and a Master of Science Degree from the University of New Haven.