Judge Orders Massachusetts DCF to Return Justina Pelletier to Her Parents: Report

Jason Howerton
The Blaze

A juvenile court has ordered the Massachusetts Department of Children and Family to return Justina Pelletier to her parents, the Boston Globe reports.

“I find that the parties have shown by credible evidence that circumstances have changed since the adjudication on Dec. 20, 2013, that Justina is a child in need of care and protection pursuant to G.L. c. 199, 24-26.,” Judge Joseph Johnston wrote in the ruling, according to the Globe. “Effective Wednesday, June 18, 2014, this care and protection petition is dismissed and custody of Justina is returned to her parents, Lou and Linda Pelletier.”

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…The lesson all along has been: “We are the state and we know better.” Only now, after Justina’s parents have complied with the requirements of a state in which they did not even live, can they have their daughter back.



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