In re J.M., ___ N.C. App. ___, 804 S.E.2d 830 (2017)

Held: 
Reversed and remanded in part
  • A juvenile may be adjudicated as “neglected”, as defined by G.S. 7B-101(15). “Serious neglect” is defined at G.S. 7B-101(19a) and “pertains solely to placement of an individual of the responsible individuals' list [RIL] and is not included as an option for adjudication in an abuse, neglect, or dependency action.” A child’s adjudication of “serious neglect” is a misapprehension of the law.
Category:
Abuse, Neglect, Dependency
Stage:
Adjudication
Topic:
Neglect
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