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 send cash or provide a credit card number for bail. These calls are scams, so please do not send cash or provide your credit card number or any other personal information. A public defender would never call and ask for money or credit card information. If you receive such a call, contact the State Police in your state.


Family Matters

The Judicial Branch Standing Committee on Guardians ad litem and Attorneys for the Minor Child completed a Family Matters GAL/AMC training in June, 2018.  Updated information regarding any future trainings will be posted on this site and on the Judicial Branch website when it becomes available.
GAL/AMC Virtual Training Summer 2021 Registration Now Open!
Family Matters Reference Materials: