I am writing to you as my brother stands to get many years in jail. Before he was taken by the police, he tried at several times to get the help of the city of Copenhagen, but without success. His caseworker would not would hear my brother's story.
My brother, who is almost 50, has been all through too much in his life. He was to the last so far in the ropes, that he could not meet up in the job centre, why he no payouts received in several months. Therefore, he could neither pay rent or food.
He was eventually so desperate that he – once again – began to ’make money’, though he well knew that it would end with, that he was taken, when his abuse was so massive, that he could not hide anything more.
my brother is on probation already and had a supervision in Probation. That he had a social worker, but she helped him not. There were just closed doors everywhere and neither help or support.
Now he is been remanded in Prison, " Vestre fængsel, and I have no idea, how I should help with his rent being paid, so at least he does not lose his place.
the Whole system has changed so much, and I think it is near impossible to figure out how I possibly must get in contact with him.
I hope you can guide me on the way, so I can help my brother.
I can easily recognize the picture you are drawing of your brother's situation. I experience it in my work with both former and active criminals. It's about sheer survival.
first, we have to hope that the prison are doing their work – that they inform the municipality about the fact that your brother is deployed. They have a duty to. In this way the municipality will be aware that there must be assistance for paying your brother rent during the deployment – but only up to six months. Then must your brother find a solution on how he gets paid his rent during the remainder of their sentences.
social Worker Puk Sabber manager the social letterbox. Photo: Jakob Boserup
it is the social worker in the prison who must stand in order to help your brother get the appropriation of huslejebetaling through. Unfortunately it doesn't always go as planned – much can go wrong in the process. So it is a good idea that you help your brother here, so he does not also lose his housing if he gets a longer judgment.
You must follow the link you will find below, to the website, where you will find information about the visit in Vestre Prison. There is quite a long waiting time. It's not like before in the time, where you just might meet up in a certain period of time.
your brother, so make sure to find out who is his lawyer, and ask your brother to give the lawyer notifies you that you must speak with him. On the way you can communicate with your brother through the lawyer, who has access to visit.
You should also find out whether your brother has a visitor and brevkontrol. If he has it, it is the police (prosecution service), which determines whether you are allowed to visit him.
Information about the visit in Vestre Prison.
Application for the city of Copenhagen for payment of rent during the deployment.
give prisoners in custody or under sentence the right to recoup huslejebetaling for up to six months.