.I found the website for the fed juvie system and funding it allocates- inlcluding requirements for the funding and what those goals are and what that service is supposed to encompass. It includes many sections, one that is clearly the funding this re-entry lady PO ordered is falling under. And another that says things like reunifying the juvenile with family, strengthening the family while keeping their economic needs in mind, possible short term group home, having family involved in decision making, gradual integration back into home........ Can I scream now? I don't know if this is good news or bad news- I tend to thinkk it's good news. Practically everything I've been saying difficult child needed and we needed as a family is spelled out in this one funding thingy. BUT PO ordered something under another funding thingy....and that one works toward having the kid get out on his own. Now I don't know if this jurisdiction has something available under this other funding but at least I know that THEY know I'm not whacky and off in left field somewhere if the fed government has something spelled out for this. I can most definitely believe that this state just doesn't support that approach so has noone pursuing that avenue. I'm going to have to take a few days and concentrate solely on my big letter about all this koi and get it sent out this winter. This fed juvie agency will definitely be on my mailing list, now that I've found it. But, back to the program (group home) that difficult child is currently ordered, it specifically says that social hx, previous criminal activity, etc is to be evaluated prior to determining plan. Yeah...and who makes sure that happens when PO doesn't even crack the file open prior to ordering this program? The attny said the chain of command is like this- PO, PO's super, then the main person at CSU overseeing all them. I guess no one is above that person except the sate Department of Juvenile Justice agency. Well, if you start out as a PO learning from other POs, then after a couple of years become a super to other POs, then maybe someday become the 'lead' in that CSU, who outsside the system is there to ever hold these people accountable or teach them any better ways of going about things? The last time I spkoe wuth PO's super she made a comment like "well if difficult child comes home to live with me and has a therapeutic mentor that talks to him about the aggression difficult child has exhibited to me in the past I'll get upset". I didn't say anything but your darn right I'd get upset. Therapuetic mentors are boys in their early 20s, typically college students, no MH counseling experience, and no specialty in domestic violence. And difficult child gets triggered by being confronted with all this by people. That would not be the appropriate person to counsel difficult child or us and not the appropriate setting and I have a problem with this. And I don't want to get slammed by difficult child over everyone knowing his business because PO blabbed it to everyone in difficult child's life. I mean, I'm sitting here thinking difficult child/we needs DV counseling- by a real therapist who specializes in this and their idea is to have his therapeutic mentor talk to difficult child about it?? Yeah, then bash me if I think that's a stupid idea?