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SAMPLE LETTER TO YOUR PROBATION OFFICER
Mr./Ms. (Name of probation officer)
Dear Mr./Ms. _____________
I am writing to introduce myself and to let you know that I wish to regain custody of my child(ren) when I am released from (name of institution) on (date of release). I am very concerned about the welfare of my child(ren) and I believe it is in the best interest of my child(ren) to be reunited with me when I am released from prison. (Add your reasons as to why the child should be returned to you). During my incarceration, my child(ren) was(were) in the care of (name of person).
Please let me know what steps I must take to be reunited with my child(ren). My release date is only (____days from now; _____months from now) and I want to have a plan and start working on the plan before I am released.
Thank you for your attention to this matter.
Legal Services for Prisoners with Children
1540 Market St., Suite 490 San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 255-7036 firstname.lastname@example.org