FASD & the Justice System

Newfoundland and Labrador (Director of Child,Youth and Family Services Health and Community Services Board – St. John’s Region) v. JLB, 2008 NLUFC 35

Director application for continuous custody order – child with FAS – mother seeking custody with support of dad – despite improvements in mother’s situation, child required protective intervention – mother unable to consistently meet special needs – application granted, Director to move towards open adoption with generous access to mother. Child with FASD requires a higher quality of parenting.