NOTICE: Scam alert: Members of the public have reported to the Office of Chief Public Defender that they have received calls from individuals identifying themselves as public defenders, claiming that their loved one is locked up and they need to immediately provide cash for bail. The caller id reported by the scam call recipients is not from any CT public defender office. These calls are scams, so please do not send cash or provide any personal information, including your credit card. If you have questions as to whether the person identifying themselves as a public defender is real, contact the Legal Counsel Unit of the Office of Chief Public Defender at (860) 509 6405. OCPD website.

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


Office of Chief Public Defenders

30 Trinity Street, 4th Floor
Hartford CT 06106
Phone Number: (860) 509-6400
Fax: (860) 509-6495