Scope of the Court’s View is the Welfare of the Child in the Entire Familial Context
Put simply, a deprived case involved a responsible person, a person responsible for the care and supervision of a child and the state alleging that that child is either abandoned, abused, or neglected.
The scope of the court’s view is the welfare of the child in the entire familial context.
The court has a range of options and abilities through use of the Department of Human Services to offer rehabilitation and therapeutic services in order to prevent the termination of a parent-child relationship.
However, when the guardian or parent is unwilling, the court has the authority upon those failures to correct conditions, to terminate and sever the parent-child relationship permanently.