FASD Prevalence in Corrections – Research
David Boulding – A Canadian lawyer with experience serving clients with FASD and lots of wisdom and resources. He has two YouTube videos that are very illuminating and entertaining.
FASD and the Criminal Justice System – Leaflet produced by Vancouver Prison Justice Day Committee, August, 2004
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) – FASD Center for the US government
Rethinking Crime and Punishment – “Research conducted within Canada and the USA shows that children with FASD are 19 times more likely to end up in prison than those who are not affected.” – Research
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Legal Issues – American Bar Association
FASD: Identification and Advocacy – American Bar Association
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD): What You Need to Know to Help Your Clients “The following issues may arise in cases involving FASDs: Right to diagnosis (e.g.) the right to expert witnesses and judicial preference for hands-on expert examination of a defendant; mitigation and timeliness of diagnosis and presentation thereof for sentencing; false confessions; testimony by victims/witnesses with FASD; competency to stand trial, enter a plea, waive Miranda; diminished capacity; vulnerable victims due to having FASD; sentencing; ineffective assistance of counsel; educational rights under federal IDEA law and right to meaningful IEP; child welfare custody and termination of parental rights; and SSI.”
Address by President of Canadian Bar Association regarding the resolution of the Canadian Bar Association to affirm their strong commitment to the issue of individuals with FASD in the Criminal Justice System.