William H. Carbone, MPA

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Senior Lecturer

Executive Director for Justice Programs
Director of Experiential Education
Director, Tow Youth Justice Institute​​
Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice & Forensic Sciences

Criminal Justice,
M.S. Criminal Justice

MPA, University of New Haven, 1974

B.A., Providence College, 1972

About William

William H. Carbone is the Executive Director of Justice Programs and Senior Lecturer and Director of Experiential Education at the University of New Haven’s Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Science. He teaches courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels in various aspects of the juvenile and adult criminal justice systems. In addition, he directs the College’s Internship and Coop experiential education programs. Mr. Carbone held a Practitioner-in-Residence appointment at the University of New Haven from 1995 to 2013, prior to his current full-time position at the university.

In addition, Mr. Carbone directs the Tow Youth Justice Institute at the University of New Haven, a partnership between the Tow Foundation and the State of Connecticut to promote juvenile justice reform through collaboration with advocates, non-profits, government and other stakeholders. The Institute’s work includes a Leadership Development Program that targets current system staff and prepares them to be the future reformers in juvenile justice; an expanded and robust juvenile justice curriculum and complimentary experiential education opportunities that will build a more passionate and dedicated future workforce in juvenile justice; numerous data-driven efforts to advance evidence –based public policies and practices through research, evaluation and deliberate study.

Mr. Carbone was formerly the Executive Director of the Court Support Services Division of the Connecticut Judicial Branch. He directed and managed over 1,600 employees involved with adult and juvenile probation, family services, juvenile detention, alternative sanctions and pretrial release. As Executive Director, Mr. Carbone directed many projects that successfully reduced offender recidivism among the probation population; in addition, he led a multi-year effort to reform the state’s juvenile justice system which resulted in Connecticut achieving the greatest reduction in juvenile incarceration in the United States.

Research Interests

Juvenile Justice, Reduction of Mass Incarceration


Carbone, W.H. (2015) Community Supervision Strategic Planning.

Carbone, W. H. (2016) Tow Foundation-Youth Justice Institute.

Carbone, W. H. (2016) Restorative Justice Practices Project.

Courses Taught
  • CJ 221 Juvenile Justice System
  • CJ 637 Criminal Justice Policy
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