Hi all. I just wanted to let you all know what happened in court yesterday. The DA proved to be true to his word. He really does have my daughter's best interest at heart. As some of you may remember we tried several times to contact the DA to no avail. Well yesterday morning my husband, my sw and myself went into his office to request a meeting, of course he was not there. I was a nervous wreck as my husband had to leave by 12:30 to go on a job interview (you might remember, he lost his job), he got the job!!! Thank God. So we were in a bit of a time crunch. The DA wanted to meet with him because he was the "victim" of the crime and would not make any moves without his consent. So we talked with my daughter's lawyer (another new one, very nice and helpful) who made sure we got in to see the DA before 12:30. During the meeting his first statement was "What are we going to do with her, I want her out of jail". He was very empathetic. The end result is that my daughter comes home to live with strict rules put in place through the courts. She will be monitored by T.A.S.C, an organization that oversees the treatment for the mentally ill as an alternative to incarceration. We will be going back to court on a monthly basis for updates to the judge and DA. So she MUST take all prescribed medications, attend weekly therapy and follow any services that are already in place. She must meet with her sw's as well as her ICM. She is to follow a curfew, weeknights she is to be home by 9 and 10 on the weekends. She was to be taken straight from court to the hospital for evaluation. The DA made this very clear to my daughter as well as the judge. They told her if she did not comply she will be taken straight back to jail with a $10,000 bail. The DA said to her very loudly and clearly that she should be thanking her mom and step-dad for allowing her to come back home. He also said that everything that was being done in that court room was for her benefit so that she could have a better life. Afterwards I thanked the DA and he was so nice, he said he hopes it works. Once again we were blessed with a system that cares. We have been so lucky in that respect. We have always been met with empathy and kindness from any and all outside services. My daughter doesn't know how lucky she is. I have heard so many horror stories of people being treated horribly. So after court we went straight to the hospital. She was not happy, got a little angry, minimal cursing, a lot of tears and much resistance. She was interviewed and sent home with prescriptions. I was hoping for an impatient stay but I feel with T.A.S.K in place we should be okay. After all if she doesn't take her medications or comply with any of her services she will go back to jail. And I made it very clear to her what we expect and that I WILL absolutely report it to the courts if she is late on her curfew or if she messes up in any way. So, I didn't get my wish for her to live elsewhere but we do have a lot of support and with everything court mandated I feel much more in control of this situation. The ball is in her court now, she can either follow her treatment plan or go back to jail. Which she has made it very clear to us that she hates, she keeps on telling us that she will never go back there. We will see. She had the nerve to ask me to put money on the account for her "girlfriend" in jail to call my house collect!!!! I of course said NO WAY!!!! Her narccissistic (spelling?) ways never cease to amaze me!!! Well thanks again my friends for being my shoulder. Your support really does make this journey a bit easier. God bless.