May 29, 2022

In Re Marcquan C. (AC 45087)

May 2022

Mother appealed from the trial court’s judgment denying her motion to revoke the commitment of her child to DCF custody, claiming that the court erred in finding that the cause for commitment continued to exist.

The Appeals Court held here that the trial court’s determination that Mother did not meet her burden to prove that cause for commitment no longer existed was legally correct and factually supported; there was sufficient evidence in the record to support the court’s conclusion, including the testimony of DCF’s two witnesses that Mother had not adequately addressed issues relating to her ability to collaborate effectively with DCF and to parent her child in a manner that would afford him both physical and emotional safety.