Today is looking up, at least on the outside of things. Jace has a new Parole Officer. Her name is Heather Day. I met Heather the day I met Jace last Parole Officer, Sloan Krueger.
Sloan was not very friendly, which is fine but not necessary. Heather, on that day, gave me more logical, practical information than Sloan ever did.
With Heather as his PO Jace is now allowed to use the internet for job searches on Monster and Indeed, as well as create a basic email account for job search purposes.
Jace also is seeing the fruits of his non stop job applications, albeit through me and my email. He has been on a number of interviews. Most of them seem to hire quickly, so lack of internet and necessity of checking with a PO have not made things easier.
He is currently interviewing at a food plant in Silverton for a night shift position, and is scheduled for a initial training class this evening to get on a team that cleans business locations – like restaurants and law firms. He is trying very hard to keep all his options open and remain positive. It hasn’t been easy for him.
But today also brought about a different observation. Jace new PO Heather informed him that my advocacy have made things harder on him. Okay…..that’s one way to look at things I guess???
Specifically – those in law enforcement consider him to have ‘baggage’ because I ‘threatened a judge’.
Wait, I did WHAT?!?!?
I GUARANTEE you that if I threatened a judge, seriously, I would be arrested for it.
Advocacy, in any legal form, should be looked upon as a good thing. It is NOT the police, prosecution, or judges job to advocate for our loved ones.
It is our job.
It is my job.
I will never stop advocating for my children, nor apologize for doing so.