FASD & the Justice System

Newfoundland and Labrador (Child, Youth and Family Services Director) v. TJ, 2010 NLTD(F) 21 (LeBlanc J.)

Director application for continuous custody order, seeking summary judgment on application – mother with FASD and other problems – currently unable to parent but wanted to see if she could with help from support services – mother planning on seeking temporary care order and working on developing parenting skills – mother’s plan did not raise a genuine issue necessitating a trial – mother must demonstrate more than her desire to parent – mother unable to appreciate in meaningful way what is required to parent – had difficulty working with supports