Sharmese Walcott was appointed State’s Attorney for Hartford J.D. in 2020 and has spent her career committed to seeking justice for abused children and partnering for safer communities. Over the years, State’s Attorney Walcott has learned the key to safer communities is stronger families, opportunity, accountability, and support. That is what brought her support to Roca and has led her to be a champion for all of Roca’s work but especially the Girls & 2Gen program. She is committed to Roca’s 2Gen success in Hartford and wants to see the program grow to a national model that recognizes the strength in our young women.
State’s Attorney Walcott has a long history of commitment to community and children. She previously served on the boards of the Girl Scouts of America, Danbury Regional Child Advocacy Center, the Resiliency Center of Newtown, and A Better Chance. In addition, she is the co-founder of the Regionalized Human Trafficking Recovery Taskforce of Greater Hartford that is dedicated to improving the systemic response to human trafficking. In Connecticut, she is a member of the Trafficking In Persons Council, active in the Juvenile Justice Policy and Oversight Committee, and serves on the Governor’s Council on Women and Girls. She also serves on the Legislative and Management Committees for DCJ, and is the former Chair of the Commission on the Standardization for the Collection of Evidence in Sexual Assault Investigations. State’s Attorney Walcott serves as a partner to local government and organizations in their efforts to interrupt, intervene and prevent violence, particularly gun violence, in the community.
State’s Attorney Walcott earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Western Connecticut State University in Danbury and a Juris Doctor Degree from the George Washington University Law School in Washington D.C.