This 4 day old child came into care on 6/2/2020. This case came to the attention of the Department with regards to a substance exposed infant and plausible risk of physical injury. Mother tested positive for methamphetamines and marijuana during the time of birth. Mother was recently released from jail due to relevant criminal activity, she states that she has friends and close associates who supply her with meth and influence her to use, one of them being her father. Mother requested to participate in a residential treatment program at Westcare. She has an assessment scheduled on 6/11/2020. Mother has a history of not being able to complete the programs, she was removed from her parents care in April 2014 due to ongoing substance abuse. Mother informs she is committed to reunifying with her child by participating in the drug treatment program. The minor’s father is currently in High Desert State Prison, he was sentenced to 2-5 years in 2/2020. The next hearing is a Plea Hearing on 7/8/2020 at 9:30 am in Courtroom 20.
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