In re L.C., ___ N.C. App. ___, 800 S.E.2d 82 (2017)

Held: 
Vacated and Remanded in Part

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  • GS 7B-101(9) defines dependent juvenile and requires the court to address and make findings of two prongs: (1) the parent’s ability to provide care or supervision and (2) the availability to the parent of alternative child care arrangements. Failure to make both findings is reversible error. The court failed to make findings of either prong.
Category:
Abuse, Neglect, Dependency
Stage:
Adjudication
Topic:
Dependency
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