FASD & the Justice System

NM v JM, [1999] BCJ No 1652 (PC) (Auxier J.)

Application by director for continuing custody order – application by maternal grandparents for custody – mother supportive – child with FAE – grandparents with drinking problem, but were given temporary custody – Director did not comply and kept child – grandparent’s in stronger position than before – importance of being with family in community – grandparents offering permanent solution – child to grandparents under supervision order.