In Re Emily B

In In Re Emily B., 208 W.Va. 325, 540 S.E.2d 542 (2000), a parental termination case, the Circuit Court of Mercer County granted the mother an improvement period scheduled to commence upon the mother's successful completion of a substance abuse treatment program. The Court reversed, suggesting, in part, that the indefinite nature of such an improvement period contradicts the intent of the West Virginia Legislature to expedite abuse and neglect proceedings in order to safeguard the welfare of children. 208 W.Va. at 337, 540 S.E.2d at 554.