That must be really rough. I hope you're able to be there for him and help him, even just to give him support while he works through how to deal with this. He's lucky to have a family member who cares!
Thank you so much for your support. I'm traveling this weekend to spend some time with him.
Glad for you both that you can be open about it - that can only help. I work at a university and regularly work with students who've been in that position. Sad how much stigma there is, young people can make terrible mistakes but it shouldn't cost
them a future. Hope your brother gets the support he needs and the right outcome for him
Thank you Albertine. I agree. He's always struggled, and may have fetal alcohol syndrome (he's a foster kid), but I don't want him to get trapped in the criminal justice system.