This baby boy came into DFS care on or about August 31, 2021 because of allegations of physical risk to the child by the parents. His mother was reportedly exposing the boy to marijuana smoke to get him to sleep. In addition, law enforcement became involved because there was a physical altercation between his mother and father and the father took him and left. His mother was arrested for domestic battery and a warrant was issued to arrest his father. There is a history of domestic violence for both the mother and father and the mother has mental health issues. His father is a threat of harm and there is a TPO against him. Both parents are currently incarcerated. The paternal grandmother is actively involved in this case as she requested the child be placed with her. This child is in need of an attorney to represent his wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, and visitation and to ensure appropriate services are in place. Next hearing(s): Review Hearing on 03/08/2022 at 2:00 p.m. in Courtroom 18.
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