My difficult child has been in jail for almost 5 months, and he has received several continuances with his case. His next court date is on Monday, and my h and I are nervous and scared about what will happen to our son. Our attorney told us that the prosecutor is pushing for difficult child to go to prison for his crimes, but that the judge has not agreed to prison. The judge is trying to decide between sending difficult child to a 4 month boot camp, or giving him probation with drug treatment. There is a special probation program for drug offenders, but difficult child will need to meet with a probation officer and be accepted into this program. The judge ordered an evaluation for this drug probation for difficult child two months ago, but difficult child has been waiting in jail and he has not met any probation officer yet. We just found out that there is such a long waiting list for this probation that difficult child might not be able to get evaluated for probation for 4 more months. Because of this long delay the judge is considering sending him to boot camp. He would be sent to boot camp for 4 months, and then (if he survives this camp) he would be released and given probation. I am really scared about this boot camp, because I am not sure that difficult child is physically capable of doing all the endurance exercises day after day for 4 months. If difficult child gets kicked out of boot camp or if he gives up then he would be sent right to prison for his full sentence of 1 to 2 years. difficult child is in a drug program in jail, and he completed this 120 program and has a good progress report for the judge. Our attorney is trying to talk to the probation officers about the drug probation, but he has not had any success so far. I really hate this waiting and worrying about what will happen to our son. I realize that difficult child must pay for his crimes, but I do not think that sending him to boot camp will help him at all. difficult child has already been in jail for 5 months, and I am hoping and praying that he can receive probation with drug treatment. The probation officers will set difficult child up in an IOP program, counseling, and drug tests, which is exactly what he needs. I am asking for prayers for my difficult child, that he receives a just decision from the judge on Monday. Thank you for any support that you can give to us. It is going to be a very long week-end for me.