FASD & the Justice System

Nova Scotia (Minister of Community Services) v. NL, 2010 NSSC 328

Mother’s application to terminate a permanent care order and Minister application to terminate access – five year old child with FAS – mother inconsistent in her attendance at programming and services – lacks healthy coping skills – child with developmental issues that require special commitment, skill and knowledge – access terminated to enable adoption. Leave to extend time for appeal denied 2010 NSCA 84.