In re N.B.

This appeal was about responsibility for the payment of an alcohol monitoring device. In a dependency matter, the trial court ordered Bucks County Children and Youth Social Services (CYS) to pay the monthly costs for Soberlink, an alcohol monitoring system, for Father, who was unemployed. On appeal, CYS argued that the trial court abused its discretion by ordering CYS to obtain and maintain the Soberlink device for Father. The Pennsylvania Superior Court affirmed and concluded that CYS failed to properly preserve its challenge to the provision requiring CYS to pay for the acquisition and monitoring of Father’s Soberlink. CYS did not object when the trial court ordered the device and stated that CYS would purchase it. Moreover, CYS did not object when the trial court explained Soberlink to Father.

In-the-Int.-of-N.B.