Jace, who was moved out of his mother and stepfather's home after David was charged with child abuse, is now under the custody of Child Protective Services. Barbara, who has had a strained relationship with Jenelle, is also not in touch with her daughter or David. Despite the upheaval, Jace feels at home with his grandmother and is reportedly doing well.
Barbara has been Jace's primary caregiver for most of his life, although Jenelle regained custody of him in 2023. Recently, Jace has been attending a new school and seems to be adjusting well to his new living arrangement. However, he has had no contact with his immediate family.
David is set to appear in court in November to address the child abuse charge. Court documents obtained by TMZ reveal that he is accused of causing injuries to Jace's neck that were not sustained accidentally. The alleged incident took place on the same night that Jace went missing for the third time.
Jenelle has publicly denied that there is an arrest warrant against David and claims that the situation is being blown out of proportion. She has expressed frustration over negative comments and harassment on social media. Despite the challenges, Jenelle continues to work and create content for her followers.
The ongoing investigation by Child Protective Services is reportedly in its final stages, and charges are likely to be filed against Jenelle and David. The probe may also extend to their other children. Jace has allegedly claimed that he is not the only one who has been physically harmed.
A hearing has been scheduled for later this month to assess Jace's living situation with his grandmother. Both Jenelle and David could face charges of neglect and assault depending on the outcome of the investigation.