Hello, My son has been in his Residential Treatment Center (RTC) a bit over four months. For some reason, they are preparing for a six-month review before the judge later this month. The only thing I can figure out is that it has been six months since he was taken into custody. He spent one month on home detention and another in Juvenile Hall. I've been asked to visit with the PO to sign papers that are part of a "treatment" plan, presumably for the remainder of the time that he will be in this program. I'm very uneasy, not knowing what to expect. I know kids are terminated from the program for gross infractions, i.e., running away, fighting, etc. My son has many issues for what I consider fairly minor infractions compared to running away, etc.--using profanity, goofing off in school, and one more serious issue when he and some boys snuck out the window into the backyard to smoke cigarettes. The program coordinator has told me that, although my son is a challenge, behavior-wise, he's "very likable" and he (the PO) has "no plans to terminate him from the program." In the last quarterly review, all my son's positives and negatives were noted, including the fact that he was "not yet stable" and "still in the orientation" phase of the seven-to-nine month program, having made "little or no progress." However, in the past three weeks since he was restarted on medication, there has been an improvement of behavior, according to the program coordinator. This all sounds very scary to me, and I don't know what to expect when I meet with his PO. I'd appreciate any been there done that's any of you might have to share.