FASD & the Justice System

JT v BC (Superintendent of Family and Child Service) 1994 BCJ No 3109 (PC) (Collings J.)

Application for guardianship of three children, father opposed – all three with suspected FAS – mother died of congenital heart defect – all three children at risk – significant developmental delay – unfair to press them about where they’d rather live –stability in foster home – issue of Aboriginal culture – but health outweighs, also important to be near hospitals – guardianship granted.