Training and Information for Police and Correctional Staff
The following links will create a brief informational packet of documents for you to print or download and give to a police officer or correctional staff who has encountered or may encounter a person with an FASD.
- Cover page
- FASD: What The Justice System Should Know About Affected Individuals
- What is FASD?
- Understanding Behaviors of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)
- Differences Between FASD & Autism
- FASD & the Criminal Justice System
Spend 2 hours reading and viewing the resources on this page. Then take a short quiz and obtain your certificate. Coming soon!!
Issues you May Encounter:
- Individual does not follow rules
- Individual appears to lie
- Individual claims s/he did not hear you say something you are certain you said
- Individual is unable to answer questions about “what happened”
- Individual does not appear to show remorse or take responsibility for his/her actions
- Individual becomes agitated over a “small issue” such as a change in a rule or schedule, a noisy neighbor, or someone else not following written procedures
- Individual says inappropriate things and is not responsive to instruction
- Individual does not benefit or learn from punishment or mistakes
- Individual repeats self-defeating behaviors over and over
Resources for Dealing with an individual with FASD:
Reducing Recidivism: Improving Supervision Outcomes for FASD Probationers One Hour Webinar – Ruth Richardson, MOFAS