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American Civil Liberties Union of
330 Main St., 1st Floor, Hartford, CT 06106 - (860)
523-9146 - Fax: (860) 728-0287
Mission: The American Civil Liberties
Union of Connecticut (ACLU-CT) Is a nonpartisan, non-profit membership
organization whose mission is to assure that the Bill of Rights and the
rights guaranteed by the Connecticut Constitution are preserved for each new
generation. The ACLU-CT accomplishes these goals through legislative
advocacy, litigation, grassroots organizing and public education on a broad
array of issues affecting our liberties. The ACLU-CT is one of 53 affiliates
of the American Civil Liberties Union nationwide.
Children's Advocacy - KidsCounsel
Mailing Address: 65 Elizabeth
Street, Hartford, CT 06105 - (860) 570-5327 - Fax: (860) 570-5256
Hartford Office: 2074 Park Street, Hartford, CT 06106 (860) 570-5327
Bridgeport Office: 211 State Street ,Bridgeport, CT 06604 (203) 355-0719
Mission: To provide legal representation of poor children and improve
the quality of legal representation of children.
Target Population: Children.
Service Area: State of Connecticut
Services Provided: A full range of legal representation to individual clients.
Center for Medicare Advocacy Inc.
P.O. Box 350, Willimantic, CT 06226 - (860) 456-7790 - Fax: (860) 456-2614
provide legal assistance and education on behalf of Medicare beneficiaries.
Target Population: Includes those with long-term and chronic conditions and
those eligible for Connecticut Medicare Assignment Program.
State of Connecticut
Services Provided: A full range of legal
representation to individual clients. Advice/counseling/referral for
individual clients. Policy advocacy, class action litigation, training
seminars, written materials.
The Children's Law Center
30 Arbor Street 4th Floor North, Hartford, CT 06106 -
(860) 232-9993 - Fax: (860) 232-9996 Email:
Mission: To provide quality representation to children
in Family Court. Information and referral to the general public regarding
Target Population: Children who meet criteria
(indigence and certain risk factors).
Service Area: 1. Hartford,
Rockville, Putnam. 2. Statewide
Services Provided: Representation to
children in Family Court. Advice/counseling/referral for individual clients.
Connecticut Appleseed Center
for Law and Justice
25 Dudley Road,
Wilton, CT 06897 (203) 210-5356
Mission: Legal Advocacy
organization working on systemic reform to promote justice and social
responsibility. We work on a variety of public interest issues. We are one
of 14 such centers nationwide and are associated with the Appleseed
Target Population: No.
Provided: Policy advocacy. Legislative initiatives. Litigation, negotiation,
mediation. Available to community organizations that wish to organize
systemic policy work.
Connecticut Council of
Family Service Agencies (CCFSA)
1310 Silas Deane Highway, Suite 219,
Wethersfield, CT 06109 - Phone: 860-571-0093 Fax: 860-571-0118
Our mission is to be the premier resource to strengthen CT's diverse
individuals and families, and the communities in which they live. To
accomplish this mission, we will build member agencies' capacity for
collaboration and innovation; advocate for the development of State and
Federal policies and programs that will foster the well-being of CT's
children, adults and families; develop and provide services that empower
them to move toward self-reliance and healthy inter-dependence; and be
relevant and responsive to CT's diverse populations.
CCFSA is a statewide network of independent, non-profit, family service
agencies that deliver services from over 90 offices located throughout the
state of Connecticut. Member Agencies provide professional services to
Connecticut's children, youth, adults and their families.
Provided: Member agencies serve as a statewide provider network for the
following CCFSA programs: The welfare-to-work Empowering People for Success
Program (EPS), Focus on K.I.D.S., Parenting Education Program (PEP), and On
the Road Again.
Connecticut Fair Housing Center
60 Popieluszko Court, Hartford, CT 06106 - (860) 247-4400 - Fax: (860)
email@example.com Phone: (888) 247-4401
Mission: The primary
mission of Connecticut Fair Housing Center is to ensure that all people have
equal access to housing opportunities in Connecticut.
The Connecticut Fair Housing Center's services are limited to cases
involving housing discrimination.
Service Area: Statewide
Provided: A full range of legal representation to individual clients through
Pro Bono network of attorneys. Advice/counseling/referral for individual
clients. Policy advocacy.
Connecticut Legal Rights Project
Box 351, Silver Street, Middletown, CT 06457 - Toll free CT (877) 402-2299, Outside Connecticut (860)262-5030 - Fax: (860)
Mission: To provide legal assistance and advocacy services
primarily with issues that involve, services, due-process procedures and
discrimination related to psychiatric disabilities.
Low income adults who have, or are perceived to have, a psychiatric
Service Area: Statewide
Services Provided: A full range
of legal representation to individual clients. Advice/counseling/referral
for individual clients. Community education/training.
Connecticut Women's Education and Legal Fund
Corner of Charter Oak Avenue and Wyllys Street, Hartford, CT
06106-1903 (860) 247-6090 Fax: (860) 524-0705, Email:
Referral Line: 1-800-479-2949 (Toll free)
Mission: CWEALF is a statewide
non-profit organization dedicated to empowering women, girls and their
families to achieve equal opportunities in their personal and professional
Services Provided: We educate individuals through direct contact
to navigate the legal and social service systems by: explaining the law in
easy-to-understand terms, developing and disseminating booklets on specific
legal rights, and making referrals to attorneys and other service providers.
We provide training, technical assistance, and resources to employers,
schools and community organizations by: educating individuals and
organizations about legal rights and responsibilities, increasing awareness
of gender inequities, and offering practical applications and solutions. We
work to improve laws and policies that affect women, girls and their
families by: identifying crucial issues through research and client contact,
focusing public attention on those issues, and recommending, advocating and
implementing reforms. We are guided by our commitment to feminism,
diversity, empowerment, personal responsibility and self-sufficiency,
compassion, collaboration, professionalism and self-assessment in all of our
associations and programs.
If you are in the Hartford area, our bilingual
Community Advocate is available to answer family law related questions
Tuesdays from 4:00pm-6:00pm at the Hartford Public Library (main branch) in
Study Room 1 at 500 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103 (860) 695-6300.
If you are in the New Haven area, our bilingual Community
Advocate is available to answer family law related questions Mondays from
10:00am-2:00pm at the Junta for Progressive Action 169 Grand Street, New
Haven, CT 06513 (203) 787-0191.
CTElderLaw for Seniors 60+ - Legal Help for People
Over 60 Years Old
Eastern CT: Connecticut Legal Services, Inc. (CLS) 872
Main St., Willimantic, CT 06457, 1-800-413-7796 or (860) 456-1761
Western CT: Connecticut Legal Services, Inc. (CLS) 85 Central
Ave., Waterbury, CT 06702 1-800-413-7797 or (203) 756-8074
Connecticut Legal Services, Inc. (CLS) 211 State St., Bridgeport, CT
06604 1-800-809-4434 or (203) 336-3851 and 20 Summer St., Stamford, CT
06901 (203) 348-9216
Northcentral CT: Greater Hartford Legal Aid (GHLA)
999 Asylum Ave., 3rd Floor, Hartofrd, CT 06105 (860) 541-5000
Southcentral CT: New Haven Legal Assistance Association (LAA) 426 State
St., New Haven, CT 06112 (203) 946-4811
Elder Law Coverage Areas in
Connecticut and contact information provided at
Connecticut Elder Law
assistance is provided through a network of legal service providers for
access to comprehensive and current information on elder law, government
programs and sources of legal assistance. This special section of the
CTLawHelp.org web site is just for elderly people and their family members,
personal helpers or advocates. It covers everything from government benefits
to housing to funeral contracts and much more at
Legal Assistance for Elders, Public Benefit Programs for Elders, Health Care
programs for Elders, Nursing Home Residents' Rights, Patients' Rights,
Managed Care, and Living Wills and Advance Directives.
Sargent Shriver National Center on
Headquarters: 67 Madison Street, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60603 (312) 263-3830
Mission: The Sargent Shriver National Center on
Poverty Law promotes equal justice through policy, advocacy and legal
resources. For over 40 years, the Shriver Center has improved lives through
the development of innovative and effective programs and policies that
advance justice and opportunity.
Services Provided: Legislative and
administrative advocacy, impact litigation, and information and
dissemination. Our legal resources include publications, the most extensive
poverty law library in the country, and the
legal research center. Our work is designed not only for
clients but for legal services attorneys, pro bono attorneys, social service
providers, social policy administrators, policy makers, and others committed
to improving the lives of persons in poverty.
Lawyers for Children America
151 Farmington Avenue, RW61, Hartford,
CT 06156 - (860) 273-0441 - Fax: (860) 273-8340
Mission: Lawyers for
Children America mobilizes legal and other resources to address the issue of
youth and violence through pro bono representation of abused and neglected
children and through implementation and support of peer-based mediation
Target Population: Advocacy component: appointments as child
counsel made from Juvenile Court only. Mediation component: partner with
schools currently implementing or in process of implementing peer mediation
Service Area: Hartford and Fairfield County
Services Provided: LFCA recruits, trains, and supports pro bono attorneys to
represent children in abuse and neglect matters. LFCA attorneys are
appointed through the Juvenile Court.
Office of the Child
18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, CT 06106 - (860) 566-2106 Toll free: 1- 800-994-0939 - Fax: (860) 326-0569 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mission: The Office of the Child Advocate (OCA) is not an administrator of programs. Rather, the OCA monitors and evaluates public and private agencies that are charged with the protection of children, and reviews state agency policies and procedures to ensure they protect children's rights and promote their best interest.
Services Provided: OCA helps to advocate for children at risk; address public policy issues concerning juvenile justice, child care, foster care, and treatment; review individual cases and investigate complaints; educate and inform the public of laws and services affecting families and children who are placed under state supervision; coach families, concerned citizens, and agencies to "navigate" public service and information systems and advocate for children effectively; review facilities and procedures of public or private institutions or residences where juveniles are placed; and facilitate change by bringing different agencies together to find creative solutions to difficult problems.
Disability Rights Connecticut, Inc.
846 Wethersfield Avenue, Hartford, Connecticut 06114 - Toll free (860) 842-7303 - Fax (860)-296-0055
Mission: DRCT's mission is to advocate, educate, investigate and pursue legal, administrative, and other appropriate
remedies to advance and protect the civil rights of individuals with disabilities to participate equally and fully in all facets of
community life in Connecticut.
Target Population: Persons with disabilities.
Service Area: Statewide
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|Capital Defense And Trial Services Unit
|Habeas Corpus Unit
|Psychiatric Defense Unit (CVH)
|Office of the Chief Public Defender (Hamden)
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|Bridgeport: Fairfield JD
|Bridgeport GA #2
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|Danbury JD/GA #3
|Danielson: GA #11
|Derby: GA #5
|Enfield: GA #13
|Hartford: GA #14
|Hartford Community Court
|Hartford: Juvenile Matters
|Manchester: GA #12
|Meriden: GA #7
|Middletown JD/GA #9
|Milford: Ansonia/Milford JD/GA #22
|New Britain JD
|New Britain GA #15
|New Britain Juvenile
|New Haven JD
|New Haven: GA #6
|New Haven: GA #8
|New Haven: Juvenile Matters
|New London JD
|New London: GA #10
|Norwalk: GA #20
|Norwich: GA #21
|Putnam: GA #11
|Rockville: Tolland JD/GA #19
|Stamford: GA #1
|Uncasville: Juvenile Matters
|Waterbury: GA #4
|Waterbury: Juvenile Matters
|West Hartford: GA #16
Willimantic JD/GA #11