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NEW JERSEY DIVISION OF YOUTH AND FAMILY SERVICES VS. S.N.W. IN THE MATTER OF A.W. AND E.W. A-0504-11T4


 NEW JERSEY DIVISION OF YOUTH AND FAMILY SERVICES  VS.
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S.N.W.
IN THE MATTER OF A.W. AND E.W.
A-0504-11T4
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The mere fact that a parent appeared inebriated is not necessarily determinative of whether that parent was providing a minimum degree of care. As a result, the court vacated an order based solely on a determination that the parent had abused or neglected her twenty-month old and five-month old children by appearing inebriated. The court concluded that the trial judge failed to determine the parent's degree of culpability, particularly in light of uncertainty about whether the parent had exceeded the prescribed amount of Xanax she was then taking and whether that circumstance prevented her from being able to provide a minimum degree of care. 10-02-12