In re J.W., 241 N.C. App. 44 (2015)


A juvenile who does not receive proper care, supervision, or discipline, or who is not provided necessary remedial care, or who lives in an environment injurious to his/her welfare, which results in some physical, mental, or emotional impairment, or substantial risk of such impairment is “neglected.” A court’s finding of neglect is supported by evidence that respondent mother was a victim of domestic violence and had contact with and allowed the children to have contact with the abuser after a DVPO was entered, had a history of DSS involvement due to domestic violence, substance abuse and mental health issues, communicated with the DSS social worker that she did not want to participate in the case plan, behaved inappropriately during visits with her children, and stated she could not care for her children.

Abuse, Neglect, Dependency
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