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SAMPLE LETTER TO YOUR SOCIAL WORKER
(Ms./Mr.) (Name of your social worker)
Dear (Ms./Mr.) (Name of your social worker):
My name is (your name) and my child(ren)'s name (is/are) (child/ren's name). (Her/his) date of birth is (D.O.B. of child/ren) and the case number is (#).
I am writing to let you know that I wish to retain custody of (child/ren's name) and hope to reunited with (her/him) upon my release from (name of institution) on (date of release). I am very concerned about the welfare of (child/ren's name) and believe it is in the child(ren)'s best interest to be reunited with me when I am released from prison. (Add reasons why they should be with you.) I am serving a (length of sentence) year sentence, which means that I will be in prison for (months/years) and will be released. Please let me know what steps I must take to be reunited with my child(ren) when I am released.
I have written to the court to ask that I be allowed to attend the hearing scheduled for (date of hearing). If I am not granted custody of my child(ren), I would like my relative, (name of relative), who is my (relationship), to be given custody.
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