Care and Protection of Boyce

Robert J McCarthy Jr

Case Conclusion Date:June 20, 2011

Practice Area:Child Custody

Outcome:Affirmed

Description:In this case I collaborated on this appeal in representing the children.The Appeals Court held that the record convincingly demonstrated that the parent's conduct and addictions caused neglect and endangerment and exposed the child to serious risk of peril. The court affirmed the decision below finding the child in need of care and protection. Substance abuse problems, denial of a substance abuse problem, refusal to accept residential drug treatment, and failure to comply with the terms of a DCF service plan, may render a parent unfit to care for a child.