FASD & the Justice System

ES v. Children’s Aid Society of Cape Breton-Victoria 2006 NSSC 303 (Robertson J.)

Parents seeking termination of permanent care order – dysfunctional family, children severely compromised, deplorable conditions – number of interventions but not successful – have since done addiction counseling, psychiatrist, parenting courses, anger management – children with likely FASD – parents’ journey has just begun – father unlikely understands what he has learned – return of children would cause crisis – order maintained.