I met with PO- he wouldn't give me definite answers and said we were there to come up with treatment plan so services could get started. OK so we talk about various types of services and I tried to find a compromise solution that still might be of some benefit but not overload us. Then he tried to sell me on reentry giving those services and I cringed at the thought of reentry lady so I said I'd prefer the state funding source and he said he'd check into that. He went back and forth with a lot of things and I starterd getting that feeling that he wasn't telling me the truth or was manipulating- I''m not getting into all that detail right now. But then I asked when difficult child's projected releease date was now and he said he didn't know or didn't have one. And I said that I thought it was the central Department of Juvenile Justice office that had moved it (by law they are the only ones who can) and he said "oh, well, the central office did agree with us here that difficult child did need a step down program". And tthe chips in my brain start adding things up- it appears this po heard that much from central office and took it upon himsellf to tell Department of Juvenile Justice facility to change difficult child's realease date and that's why no one knew to change it what to- see, that's illegal in Department of Juvenile Justice too- both for PO to direct it and to not have a projected release date written down. But I was keeping all that in the back of my mind and we went on talking about services and I asked if difficult child could get a day pass and he said he'd look into it. So then I asked if difficult child would be released in 30 days max assuming he was still behaving since it sounded like he could get everything in place within about a week. And after he said "well, it's a 30-90 day program" about umpteen times, I asked him point blank and he said "no, he couldn't say that he would release him then" and I stood up, said "ok, that's enough, we need a new PO". He said why because he couldn't guarantee me my son would be released in 30 days no matter what, and I said no, because you won't commit to releasing him any time under any circumstances and there's something wrong with this picture, you can't keep my son incarcerated indefinitely with absolutely nothing in writing stating what it takes to be released and you won't commit to anything. He said it's this one little thing and I said NO, it'school district that we have already had one nightmare situation because of you and we are heading into a second one and my son hasn't even been released on parole yet so that's telling me something is seriously wrong and I think we need a new PO because this is a setup for disaster. He said his super might still be there if I'd like to talk to her and I said no thank you, I'm going home. Then I got home and found I'd just missed a call from difficult child's def attny returning my call from last week. I'll call him back tomorrow. I think my son is being detained unlawfully and PO further, our state law AND Department of Juvenile Justice regs require a projected release date or a court hearing scheduled when a rrelease date hasn't been determined yet (like when a kid is awaiting trial). Steam is coming out of my ears. It should be in writing that the kid will be released in 30 days if ABC but this PO has yet to put anything in writing except the previous "GH" placement. Re def attny- I left a message last week saying difficult child had been transferred to detention reentry. difficult child asked to speak to him at visitation and I was just going to give difficult child his phone number so he could call him himself. That hasn't happened yet because difficult child hasn't called me since visitation. But def attny's message said it sounded like things were moving for difficult child to get released soon so unless he heard from me, he'd drop it. Just in case, he said he wasn't sure of what kind of hearing to ask for but he had connections/knew people in the Department of Juvenile Justice system. When I call him tomorrow, I'm going to ask him to check on whether or not central office did in fact order this step-down program after difficult child's release date, thereby resulting in them ordering a change in his release date withhout listing another release date, thereby resulting in difficult child being incracerated until a PO determines otherwise. I can't tell you how many violations of the law are in that one. Further, given that the ddtention center has no establisdhed reentry program, it's leaving PO in charge of the reentry plan. I KNOW I'll be writing DOJ now. And here's another one- I don't even know who they handed over my son to transport him here. It's the law that it was either to be me, the PO or juvenile court deputies and it's my understanding, it was neither.