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.

Child Protection - Assigned Counsel Procedures

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OCPD-Child Protection Assigned Counsel Procedures

Child Protection Procedures for Assigned Counsel
  OCPD Performance Standards
Performance Standard for Counsel in Child Protection Matters 
OCPD-Translation Services
OCPD has contracted with Interpreters and Translators Inc. ( to provide translation services to Assigned Counsel in their ability to communicate with clients.  Prior Authorization forms are still required for approval prior to obtaining a translator.  Assigned Counsel to contact Interpreters and Translators Inc. directly to obtain price quote.  

Company Name:   Interpreters and Translators, Inc.
Company Address:  263 Main St., Manchester, CT 06042-3538
Telephone: 860-647-0686   Fax: 860-432-5357
Contacts:  Elba R. Pagano
   Kathryn Howroyd
Rates for services only and require 2 hour minimum:
$75 - Spanish;
$80 - Bosnian, French, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Vietnamese;
$85 - Other languages;
(Billing for travel, parking, etc. are not allowed)

Child Protection - Monthly Practice Memos