Hey folks I need some help. Have a friend (x girlfriend) with a teen son. He has gotten going down the wrong road in a big way. He is 15 and in to drugs, stealing, staying gone from home for days or even weeks at a time not even telling her where he is and so on. He is on probation and she has tried getting his PO to help get him in some kind of residential program to get straightened out but they are useless and wont even enforce his probation and lock him up. If he is picked up by the cops, she has to go get him or face arest for abandonment (was told this by the PO and cops). She has told them she cannot controle him and cant get help, she has 3 other sons and so is afraid if she locks him up in the house and dose what she would have to in order to controle him with DFS what it is she would loose all the kids. He has a lot of problems not the least of which being his dad is in prison for murder and after a fight in prison is now on death row. She wants to be able to get him into a boot camp but they cost A LOT and she is a single mom of 4 and highschool drop out who cant keep a job and do anything about the kids. More for his sake than hers I want to help. I know there has to be something out there in the way of a free program or one on a slideing scale based on income but have not been able to find them. I figured we are getting a good sized group going here and several sets of eyes and ears are better than mine alone. So if anyone here can help me find info on a program that someone barely able to keep the lights on (on a good month) can aford it would be greatly apreciated. He has had a rouph hand delt him and not a real great mom to help him through it but at least she is now willing to allow him to have help before he winds up dead or to strung out on drugs and such to make it back. Thanks for any help you can be in helping to find this info. BTW I already saw several with student loans available but theres no way she could afford the couple hundred dollars a month to repay them and still keep a roof over the other three and food in thier bellies.