Richard J. Hughes Justice Complex
The Richard J. Hughes Justice Complex at 25 Market Street in Trenton was dedicated
in 1982 in honor of the former Governor. After a four-year construction,
the aluminum-and-glass exterior so familiar to Trenton visitors
today was completed and opened by then-Gov. Brendan T. Byrne in
The angular building houses many facets of New Jersey’s
criminal justice system, including the offices and courtroom of
the New Jersey Supreme Court. The New Jersey Office of the Public
Defender headquarters occupies the first and second floors of
the building’s north wing. Also housed in the complex are
the Administrative Office of the Courts and the New Jersey Department
of Law and Public Safety.
Besides the management and administrative offices of the Office
of the Public Defender, the Hughes Complex is home to the agency’s
Office of Dispute Settlement, Parental Representation Unit, Office
of Juvenile Justice Services, Division of Mental Health and Guardianship,
Statewide Drug Court Office, Intensive Supervision Unit and the
Special Hearings Unit.
Statewide training for NJOPD personnel are frequently held at
the Hughes Complex, as are regular meetings of the Deputy Public
Defenders who oversee the regional offices in each county.