FASD and the justice system continues to be a hot topic. A CBC news article recently highlighted the unique difficulties associated with supporting those with FASD In the justice system, focusing on a lack of FASD programs in the correctional system in Nunavut. The issue in Nunavut in this particular article arises from the case of a young man with FASD convicted of sexual assault. In a previous related article, CBC describes the judge’s request for creativity in sentencing- based on the common difficulties faced by those with FASD in the justice system.

To learn more about FASD and the justice system, visit the iNAT’s KnowFASD page on the issue and search through the KnowFASD “Trouble with the Law: Intervention Options” webpage for links to solution-based resources including a link to presentations from UBC’s “5th National Biennial Conference on Adolescents and Adults with FASD: It’s a Matter of Justice”- A conference dedicated entirely to FASD and justice.

Another great site to check out is the FASD & Justice website created by the FASD Ontario Network of Expertise for an in depth look at complications, causes, solutions, case studies, scholarly articles, and more surrounding the issue.

You can access previously posted resources and past news highlights on FASD and justice by checking out our previous posts on the topic.

To learn more: Take in a conference with discussion from experts on the topic

This fall, Edmonton is host to the Consensus Development Conference on Legal Issues of FASD– a “three-day juried hearing of evidence and scientific findings that allows for the engagement and collaboration of citizens and decision makers in government and the justice system in addressing a specific set of key questions on legal issues related to FASD.”
September 18-20, 2013