Hi, everyone! I'm new to this board, and not too sure if I'm posting on the right forum. My ds is 14. He's currently in juvenile detention for probation violation, that's a long story. They want to send him to Residential Treatment Center (RTC) for 6 months. I feel I'm not being told enough details to make a decision. someone mentioned something about shared custody with CPS----we don't want that to happen! I understand if the state mandates he be sent to Residential Treatment Center (RTC), they pay for it, but we have to share custody with CPS. Look, it was CPS intervention that created this mess to begin with! I'm fearful of Residential Treatment Center (RTC), I've heard horror stories. I don't see how they can provide a better home than we can. We especially don't want CPS in our face. Also, we have another child, he's doing fine, no problems, straight A student, etc. But I am fearful once CPS gets their claws into my ds, they will wiggle their way into my other ds life. We just want to bring our boy home and stop all this stuff. Everyone knows, the sole purpose of CPS is to destroy families. They break you down, then take credit for putting you back together again, while really destroying you further! So, anyone had any experience with mandated Residential Treatment Center (RTC) and CPS shared custody?