Institution Soenderbro

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Institution Soenderbro is one of Denmark few secure facilities for youth under 18 years. It is located in the middle of Copenhagen in Denmark [1]

The facility can detain 15 youth with a staff of 27 adults. On a webpage of the department of education, staff MUST be mature and have some stamina [2]

Teenagers between the age of 15 and 18 can be detained by the courts or social services if they are considered a danger to the society. One day cost 5,629 DKK per day (2008).

Program structure

The youth sleep in their own room with bath. Every room is about 12-14 square meter. They are allowed some decoration of their own.

The day is spent with education or working with tools. The quality of the education have been critized [3]

External Links

References

  1. The facility on Google maps
  2. 23007288 The observation home Soenderbro, homepage of the department of Education in Denmark Dk8.gif
  3. Boern bag tremmer (Children behind bars), by Chris Kjær Jessen, Berlingske Tidende, february 2 - 2008 Dk8.gif