FASD Prevalence in Corrections  – Research

The Challenge of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome in Adult Offender Populations – 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

John Howard Society of Toronto – Factsheet on Client-Centered Case Management

“Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and the criminal justice system: an exploratory look at current treatment practices” – Masters thesis

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:  What the Justice System Should Know

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.”

FASD Network of Saskatchewan

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.