Members of the public have reported receiving calls, reportedly from the Judicial Branch of the Public Defender’s office, indicating that their loved one is in jail and they need to immediately provide a credit card number for bail. These calls are scams, so please do not provide your credit card number or any other personal information. The public defender would not call and ask for information. If you receive such a call, contact the State Police.

Chief Public Defender Christine Perra Rapillo

OCPD Building

Striving to ensure justice and a fair and unbiased system, the Connecticut Division of Public Defender Services zealously promotes and protects the rights, liberty and dignity of all clients entrusted to us. We are committed to holistic representation that recognizes clients as individuals, fosters trust, and prevents unnecessary and wrongful conviction.

About Division of Public Defender Services

Contact

Office of Chief Public Defenders

55 Farmington Ave. 8th Floor
Hartford CT 06105
Phone Number: (860) 509-6400
Fax: (860) 509-6495