FASD & the Justice System

Newfoundland (Director of child, Youth and Family Services, St. John’s Region) v. TL (2001) 199 Nfld. & PEIR 78, 2001 CanLII 37594 (SC) (Cook J.)

Application for continuous care of two children – neglect and abuse despite family support programs and social worker – children have bonded with foster family – access not always successful – children with FAS and other disorders which require high level of parenting, biological family cannot provide – continuous care – concern about regression with physical access, phone access not successful – indirect access permitted