FASD and the Criminal Justice System


Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is the most common preventable cause of developmental disability in Canada. Individuals with FASD frequently come into contact with many areas of the justice system: as victims of crime, as witnesses, as individuals in conflict with the law, and in family and civil law matters. There is a need for enhanced understanding of the concerns of people living with FASD in all of these areas of the justice system.

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