difficult child called tonight. He's been a great kid toward me and doing well so I have NO reason to think his words were anything but true tonight. He told me that when the GAL talked to him before his court for sentencing, she told him he had two options because Residential Treatment Center (RTC) was out. She asked him if he wanted to go to Department of Juvenile Justice or to go live with his uncle (my bro). difficult child told her he did not want to live with his uncle so "he guessed he'd go to Department of Juvenile Justice". Now, not only does that witch with a capital B know the issue with my bro., not only was Residential Treatment Center (RTC) only out because she and the PO wouldn't advocate for it- only because I wanted it (in agreement with the mental health profs.) but the court before, the gal asked for social services telling the judge "maybe they can help get Residential Treatment Center (RTC)" and the judge asked "will dss work with the mother". The gal said "yes", the judge said "ok then, we will get dss called in". Then, when the dss lady called me, she told me point blank that if difficult child was turned over to them, she had no choice but to send him to my bro and that she felt sure the GAL knew that. So, next court date at sentencing, after difficult child says gal just spoke with him (and GAL did say in court that she'd just spoken with difficult child), gal tells judge "well, I guess there's no option but Department of Juvenile Justice- difficult child says he doesn';t want to live with his uncle and that's what dss has to do if he's turned over to them". The judge's eyes got big, she looked at me and GAL and said "I AM NOT going to do that". (Keep in m,ind here- both the judge and GAL know about the family issues.) It is becoming apparent to me that the GAL is underhandedly advocating for difficult child to go to dss where he will be sent to my bro.She's doing it under-handedly because she knows the judge is not in agreement. So, I think she's the one behind the PO's over-scrutinizing and twisting truths, knowing that eventually, after repeatedly telling the judge, "difficult child gets in trouble every time he goes home" that the judge will turn difficult child over to dss. That might sound paranoid, but it adds up to me. The gal is over at our PO area almost daily and acts like she's their attny in court instead of looking out for difficult child's best interest. Every parent over there notices all the CSU people being buddy-buddy. There are so many things I think back on now that have been said by GAL that make this obvious. It definitely explains a lot. Anyway, I told difficult child tonight after he told me this that it was never his option or the GAL's option- it was the judge's option and there was no way she was going to send him to live with someone else at that point. Now, my guess is that if he came home and re-offended again, he would be incarcerated again but then be turned over to dss and probably never live at home again. I hate that GAL. She is a knit-wit. She made issue in court over me doing something 25 years ago that she KNOWS my bro is doing daily (because he told her and dss- dss told me that he did), yet the GAL never told the judge my bro did it at all. Does that not show some bias? Does that sound like she has difficult child's best interest in mind? I think this is ALL about the intitial phone calls my bro made to gal- she bought it all and has been convinced ever since that I'm the cause of difficult child's problems and he should go to my bro. There are so many pieces of the puzzle that fit into place with that. I have heard too many things, too many times, and that witch lied in court and trashed me to the judge for no reason. She has to be at the root of it.