I met the new PO today. They are still pushing for me to say if difficult child starts behaving in Department of Juvenile Justice, he can come straight home and PO can order in-home therapy. Nope- at least not today. He actually asked difficult child's hx in a way that made me think he really wanted to know- apparently difficult child's file is no where to be found. So I told hx and he looked shocked that last jurisdiction didn't send difficult child to Residential Treatment Center (RTC) or allow me to send him instead of committing him to Department of Juvenile Justice. I said if they were so right in this approach, then why didn't it work and why is difficult child getting worse. I don't know if he's just saying this to make me think he's making an effort when in reallity, there is no choice, but he said he might be able to put together a case for difficult child to go to Residential Treatment Center (RTC) after his release from Department of Juvenile Justice. He asked me for previous psychiatric evaluations, which I'll have to find then get him copies of. So here's the question I have for you- after 2 1/2 years (closer to 3 by the time difficult child is released) in Department of Juvenile Justice and he's been getting worse the entire time and identifying more and more with the rougher, criminal kids (which is exactly what psychiatrists said would happen and why he shouldn't get committed), would it do any good or cause difficult child to have even deeper issues/anger if he finally went to Residential Treatment Center (RTC)- after release from Department of Juvenile Justice?