Judith Caprio, JD, MS

President & Chief Executive Officer

Judi has a long career in criminal justice and behavioral health and has dedicated her career to giving a voice to the voiceless and changing systems for the better.

At Hudson, Judi is tasked with managing a staff of more than 100 people offering a full continuum of care. She joined the organization in 2022. Among her many responsibilities, she oversees the operations and development of an extensive property portfolio, including the 51- bed main campus and 8 satellite facilities.

Judi started her career in community social work in Rhode Island and progressed into the criminal justice system where she developed and oversaw therapeutic communities in all male adult prisons in the State. After earning her law degree, she worked with the court system to develop a pre-trial services program which led to developing alternative sentencing programs for non-violent offenders experiencing mental illness. Before moving to Delaware, the Honorable Albert E. DeRobbio, the late Chief Judge, appointed Caprio the Chief Clerk of the Rhode Island District Court.

In her first position for the State of Delaware, she served as Director of Behavioral Health for the Delaware Department of Correction. She oversaw behavioral healthcare provided to all offenders in Level 5 and Level 4 facilities. She briefly served as Deputy Warden at Howard R. Young Correctional Institution in Wilmington, DE before transitioning to the Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health (DSAMH) as Director of Community Health Services.

During her time at DSAMH, Judi led the Crisis Intervention Services, restructured the credentialing program for behavioral health screeners, and developed and implemented a medical-legal partnership with the local community legal aid society to provide legal representation and advice to individuals receiving DSAMH services.

Judi earned a Master of Science in Counseling from University of Rhode Island and a Juris Doctorate from Roger Williams University School of Law. She is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association, is certified in the State of Delaware to supervise peer recovery specialists and is trained in mediation. Throughout her career, she has worked as an Adjunct Instructor in Criminal Justice and Psychology, teaching at Katherine Gibbs College, Rhode Island College, and Delaware Technical Community College.