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.

Division of Public Defender Services
Commission Meetings

Commission Members

Attorney, Thomas J. Rechen,Chairman
Attorney Carl D. Eisenmann
Attorney Ramona Mercado-Espinoza
Honorable Elpedio N. Vitale

Honorable Julia DiCocco Dewey
Msgr. William A. Genuario
Aimee Golbert, LCSW

Below is our currently scheduled Commission Meetings 

Date Location Agenda (PDF) Minutes (PDF)
November 13, 2012 Hamden November Agenda November Minutes
December 4, 2012 Hartford December Agenda December Minutes
January 8, 2013 Hartford  January Agenda January Minutes
February 5, 2013 Hartford February Agenda February Minutes
March 5, 2013 Hamden March Agenda March Minutes
April 2, 2013 Hartford April Agenda April Minutes
May 7, 2013 Hamden May Agenda May Minutes
June 4, 2013 Hartford June Agenda June Minutes
July 9, 2013 Hamden July Agenda July Minutes
August 6, 2013 Hartford Canceled Canceled
September 10, 2013 Hamden September Agenda September Minutes
October 1, 2013 Hartford Canceled Canceled
November 12, 2013 Hamden November Agenda November Minutes
December 3, 2013 Hartford December Agenda December Minutes

Meeting Locations:
Hartford - Office of Chief Public Defender, 30 Trinity Street, Hartford, CT
Hamden - Office of Chief Public Defender, Legal Services Unit, 2911 Dixwell Avenue, Hamden, CT