Effective January 8. 2021, the Office of Chief Public Defender will relocate to 55 Farmington Avenue, 8th Floor, Hartford CT 06105. The Connecticut Innocence Project/Post Conviction Unit and the Hartford Legal Services Unit will relocate to that address on January 15, 2021. All correspondence should be directed to that address. All telephone numbers will remain the same, however there may be a disruption in service on the moving dates. Please use email if you are having difficulty contacting the Office of Chief Public Defender by telephone.

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

55 Farmington Ave. 8th Floor
Hartford CT 06105
Phone Number: (860) 509-6400
Fax: (860) 509-6495