He'll be held until the first week in May when we go to court for arraignment on the second parole violation. The judge hadn't received the paperwork on that one yet so he couldn't do them both today. The actual court/trial will be mid-May for both these violations so the judge said when we go to the next arraignment, he will consider letting difficult child on the monitoring program. Of course since they can only be on that program while awaiting trial, difficult child would have a max of 9 days with this and that's assuming they have an ankle bracelet available the first week in May. The same judge is no longer there; difficult child will have the same defense attny and I'm not sure but apparently the same prosecuting attny. Since all the files are now being reviewed by a different judge, he was asking about all sorts of stuff he found in difficult child's file- I really hope we don't have to revisit every single issue that has come up in the past. The good news though is that he didn't assign a GAL at this point. I hope the prosecuting attny doesn't push for one- the PO and defense attny are not. But- the best news is that the GAL who difficult child used to have is not doing much work for this jurisdiction anymore- from what I heard, there were some apparent "issues" between the people running the juvenile courts and this particular GAL. Now, if this prosecuting attny and new judge (neither are familiar with difficult child's history because that attny had JUST started working there at difficult child's commitment hearing last year) will just not drudge up issues like custody, difficult child's competency, family situation, my mental health, etc, maybe we can actually stay focused on difficult child this time. PO said he's going to go talk to difficult child again today and try to talk to him several times while he's in detention to get thru to him and take responsibility.