FASD & the Justice System

Metis Child, Family and Community Services v RLL 2007 MBQB 198 (Rivoalen J.)

Agency seeking permanent guardianship – father opposed – father working with support worker, loving bonds, some substance abuse issues, difficulty dealing with one child – one really bad night of violence and alcohol consumption – at least one child believed to have FAS – agency plan for group home not ideal but no reasonable prospect that father will become responsible parent in foreseeable future – guardianship order – access with father