difficult child got 15-21 mos with earliest possible release at 11 mos from court date if he has exceptional behavior, putting that at mid Feb next year. He will get a therapist for individual therapy and a psychiatrist. The therapist will determine if he needs family therapy. She said if I show that I want to get involved and push for family therapy, the therapist should approve it. They assigned him to the anger management rehab program- that was a no-brainer. They told me where he's going- he'll have to stay there for a few mos, then it will depend on behavior. If he doesn't do well, he'll get transferred to a less desirable place. She said he's still doing real well there but he might be honey-mooning. I told her I thought he really was trying hard but I don't know if he can maintain it or not. I got a 3 page letter from him today- the longest he's ever written in his life. LOL! He says he might not be able to avoid joining a gang. I wrote him a letter about what the parole officer suggested and told him that he can discuss sttrategies with him to stay out of a gang. He'll regret it if he gets involved in one.