I had the meeting with the parole officer and it seemed to go well. He is backing up my approach to keeping mail between difficult child and my mother monitored and is going to email difficult child's CM at Department of Juvenile Justice about it. He said if it became an issue, we would deal with it differently then. He said he would look thru difficult child's main court file but doubted there would be much in there since it was not put in a court order. He said it might just be in the judge's personal file but didn't say he would talk to the judge about it. He's in agreement that my mother should not be told where difficult child is. He said that if GAL ever told my mom or anyone else where difficult child is that it's illegal and should be addressed as such. He was fine with difficult child trialing the medication decrease/removal and seemed pleased with the reports he's getting about behavior so far. I talked to him about my concerns when difficult child comes home that the demands would be so much on me that I couldn't do them but then difficult child would have to go to a group home or something even if he was behaving- which would not be fair to him. He said the system doesn't always work well and it is unfair and we would try to work out something if that happened- like maybe the mentor could help transport difficult child to a therapist on some occasions. He said difficult child would have to be assessed by the county mental health dept upon release and we had to follow their treatment recommendations. That didn't make me too happy- would they ever say he didn't need much? I don't have any faith in the tdocs over there at all. He said he understood but we didn't have any choice. This could lead to a problem. He said he wasn't involved with the child support issue at all. I asked why I hadn't been contacted by dss child support division to meet about situation prior to going to court and he said because the system works backwards a lot of times. LOL! I passed difficult child's first probation officer on my way out and we smiled and spoke- she was a single parent of 2 teen boys and always very supoortive. I passed difficult child's last PO- the one that lasted 18 mos- on the way in. I acknowledged her but she just threw me a dirty look. The parole officer said "well, there are good ones and bad ones over here, just like in any business". He said they are now watching the kids while they give urine for a drug test because the kids had been sneaking in fake urine to pass off. He said one boy came in with a container stuffed in his pants and it busted and looked like he had peed on himself. LOL!