FASD & the Justice System

PEI (Director of Child Welfare) v. CL, 2007 PESCTD 13 (Jenkins J)

Director seeking continuation of protection orders – mother with compromised intellectual capacity and two children with FASD diagnoses – mother lacks insight to appreciate risks to children from partner and fails to appreciate needs, has no insight into need to equip herself with skills to protect children – children are high needs – despite working with Director, failure to fully comply with recommendations – one child, who indicated did not want return, permanently with Director, other with temporary custody order extended.