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Criminal Justice Act

The Criminal Justice Act (CJA) (United States Code: Title 18, § 3006A) provides federal funds for attorneys, experts, and services necessary for the adequate representation of indigent defendants. In the District of Connecticut, the CJA Unit of the Clerk's Office administers the CJA.

In addition to overseeing payment to counsel and experts, the CJA Unit serves as a resource for panel members in their representation of indigent clients.

For news and announcements please visit the court's main News & Announcements page.





All inquiries and claims for payments should be emailed to or you may call:

Tasha Oliver
CJA Audit Clerk - Bridgeport and Hartford Judges
Direct: 203-579-5759
Nick Fanelle
CJA Audit Clerk - New Haven Judges
Direct: 203-579-5600
For Attorney Password Reset Requests
Send an email to:


CJA Training Panel Case-Budgeting & Capital Cases
Terence S. Ward, Federal Public Defender Alan Nelson, Case-Budgeting Attorney
(860) 493-6260 (212) 857-8726