FASD & the Justice System

SG v. Alberta, 2002 ABQB 1062, 2003 ABQB 1047 (Burrows J.)

Mother with FAS – child under temporary guardianship order and Director seeking permanent guardianship – expert opinion indicating it was premature to make the permanent order until tried to help mother improve parenting skills and provide her with supports – 2003 decision indicates mother failed to attend appointments, had difficulty maintaining housing – permanent guardianship granted – no access by mother.