LVU is the abbreviation of “Lag med särskilda bestämmelser om vård av unga” (Act with specific provisions for care of the young). By LVU the social welfare committee is given permission to conduct care and treatment measures in situations where voluntary solutions are not sufficient. A decision about care under LVU means that parental authority over children is limited.
LVM is the abbreviation of “Lag om vård av missbrukare” (Act for the care of drug users). By LVM the County Court may decide that an addict have to get treatment for their addiction, even if the person in question do not want to take part of the treatment.
In LVU / LVM cases, we undertake assignments as public counsel.