Federal money announced for FASD criminal intervention program

The federal government is putting a big chunk of money toward helping Indigenous people with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) get out of the legal

AccessAbility Day 4: Article Summary-Corrections and connection to the community: A diagnostic and service program for incarcerated adult men with FASD

Background Adverse outcomes such as mental health issues, substance misuse, contact with the Justice system and incarceration can be associated with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD).

CanFASD Article Summary: Prevalence and characteristics of adults with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder in corrections: a Canadian case ascertainment study

Individuals with FASD are overrepresented in criminal justice settings, but there is currently little evidence to describe prevalence rates. The study summarized below estimated the

CBC: Man who died in Edmonton Remand Centre had FASD, should not have been in jail, says mother

Sylvie Salomon says her adopted son Maxim Baril-Blouin had FASD and needed constant supervision. (Sylvie Salomon) Sylvie Salomon’s desperate search for her son ended with