FASD & the Justice System

NB (Minister of Health and Community Services) v WL (1995) 169 NBR (2d) 81 (QB) (Graser J.)

Application for permanent custody – filthy house – fair amount of drinking, no food – father did most of the work – father cooperative, mother volatile – mother needs daily help – children require 24 hour a day supervision – likely FAS, FAE – even with assistance lack skills and commitment – guardianship.