FASD & the Justice System

Children’s Aid Society of Nipissing and Parry Sound v. SP, 2009 ONCJ 219

Application by mother for status review of child who was Crown ward – child 16 years old, had been in care since was five – had FASD – no contact with mother until recently – mother with outstanding criminal charges relating to younger children – contact not in child’s best interests, contact could set her back given her developmental problems – high  needs child, mother unable to supervise or care for even for limited time – review disallowed.