External Affairs Division

24 Wolcott Hill Road
Wethersfield, CT 06109
Phone: (860) 692-7780
Fax: (860) 692-7783

Director: Ashley McCarthy

The External Affairs Division of the Connecticut Department of Correction is comprised of the Office of Public Information, the Department's Legislative Liaison, the Office of Standards and Policy, the agency's Audio/Visual Production Unit, compliance with the state's Freedom of Information statutes, the Department's Victim Services Unit, and a constituent correspondence collaboration with the Office of the Governor.

Reporting directly to the Commissioner, this division is responsible for fostering and maintaining the Department's liaison and communication functions throughout state government, and among the agency's staff, as well as with the general public.

The External Affairs Division seeks to support the Department by ensuring that accurate and complete information about the functioning of the agency, within the parameters of safety and security, is available in a timely and beneficial fashion.