FASD & the Justice System

BC (Director of Family and Child Services) v JN, 2000 BCPC 98 (CanLII) (Stansfield J.)

Application to set aside order for continuous custody – mother young and low intellectual ability – drug use and infrequent access – unable to care for child with likely FAS/FAE – changes since re stability, employment – not significant change in characteristics earlier judge relied on – would need exceptional parenting skills – no variation