Free Webcast – FASD and Justice

The Government of Alberta Human Services is holding a free webcast on FASD and Justice.

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Register now for the March 24, 2016 Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Webcast

Join us for this free, one-hour and thirty minute webcast titled: FASD and Justice.

Representatives from both the youth and adult justice programs operating in Lethbridge and the southern Alberta region will introduce their programs. The presentation will include the benefits of being a member of a police department, the convenience of having access to the correctional center and the importance of having community partners. The youth and adult justice programs focus on working in collaboration with community partners and advocating for those affected by FASD.


Date: Thursday, March 24, 2016
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Speaker: Sabrina Hacker and Roberta Smallbones
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Format: Live webcast presentation with Q & A
Cost: FREE! Please share with your networks
Q & A: You can pose questions to the speakers through the live chat functionality

Sabrina Hacker – Is the FASD Adult Justice and Community Outreach Program Coordinator.  Sabrina worked in local law enforcement as the Dangerous Dog Officer for 11 years.  Sabrina became a certified member of NACA level three and was recognized as being the highest trained officer in Canada. In 2004 Sabrina went back to school majoring in Justice Studies/Corrections. Upon graduating Sabrina was approached to create a diversionary Justice Program that would identify the struggles FASD clients face in main stream Justice. Once identified, the program develops a case plan, connects with community partners and works collaboratively to reduce recidivism.

Cst. Roberta Smallbones – Is the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Youth Justice Project Officer with the Lethbridge Police Service. This specialty position works with local agencies that provide services for individuals with FASD.   Roberta Smallbones has been a member with the Lethbridge Regional Police Service since 2002. She started her career in the Community Policing Division (Patrols) as a constable. She was also a School Resource Officer, she developed and delivered curricula and provided mentorship to youth.  Additionally, as part of a threat assessment team, she worked to identify and assess students that were potentially dangerous to themselves or others and made appropriate recommendations and referrals. In 2013, she completed a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology. In January 2014 she took on the role of the FASD Youth Justice Project Officer. Roberta is also a Provisional Psychologist.

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