National Association for Rights Protection and Advocacy

Tom Behrendt, J.D.

Tom Behrendt is a past president and long time member of NARPA's Board of Directors. After serving for over a dozen years as Connecticut Legal Rights Project's Legal Director, he recently retired, and is now Counsel Emeritus at CLRP.  Before coming to Connecticut, he was with Mental Hygiene Legal Service in New York State, where he was a founding member of its Special Litigation and Appeals Unit.  He is a board member of Advocacy Unlimited, and a past co-chair of the PAIMI Advisory Councils in Connecticut as well as in New York, where he was also active with Project Release and the Free Association.