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.

Child Protection - Assigned Counsel Procedures

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OCPD-Child Protection Assigned Counsel Procedures

Child Protection Procedures for Assigned Counsel
Child Protection File Maker System Information 
 Investigators by JD for subpoena services
  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:  232 Williams Street East, Glastonbury, CT 06033
Telephone: 860-647-0686   Fax: 860-967-3335
Contacts:  Pamela McMahon
   Marne Dooley
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