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Videos and on-line professional development module

As part of the 'Understanding FASD - a guide for justice professionals' project a series of 5 short videos and an overview video were produced by the Telethon Kids Institute Alcohol, Pregnancy & FASD Research Program.

An on-line module for lawyers is also available. The module incorporates the videos developed as part of this project and includes additional information, references and readings. Participants are required to answer a series of questions and complete a final test.

The videos and module are available at Professional Development.

Court Documents

Department of the Attorney General Western Australia

Equality before the law: Bench Book

The Disability Youth Justice Project

NSW Government Family and Community Services

The Disability Justice Project is a two year capacity building project, funded by Ageing, Disability and Home Care (ADHC)

The project offers free training, learning materials and support through Communities of Practice to disability service providers across NSW working with those who have cognitive disabilities and may have contact with the Justice System.

The aim is to ensure that service users are able to exercise their rights under the law.



Santa Clara County Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Task Force, Santa Clara County Superior Court, District Attorney's Office
What courts need to know about FASD

North Dakota Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Center (Larry Burd)
Bench Card Prenatal Alcohol Exposure

Come on Over
FASD in the Court System

Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children (CASA)
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FAD): How judges can improve outcomes for affected children and parents

American Bar Association
Court Cases on the diagnosis of FAS/FAE
Justice and Legal Issues
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD): What you need to know to help your clients


Correctional Services

Asante Centre
Youth Probation Officers Guide to FASD Screening

Santa Clara County Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Task Force, Santa Clara County Superior Court, District Attorney's Office, Probation Departments
What corrections need to know about FASD 

North West Territories Justice Corrections Service Case Management Conference
FASD and the Criminal Justice System: An Exploratory Look at Current Treatment Practices

Correctional Services Canada
The Challenge of FASD in adult offender populations

Public Safety Canada
FASD and the Criminal Justice System, Aboriginal Corrections Policy Unit



Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: FASD Guidebook for Police Officers


General FASD & Justice Websites

Asante CentreLegal Resources

FASD and the Justice System was developed by The FASD ONE Justice Committee of FASD ONE (FASD Ontario Network of Expertise) with funding from the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Department of Justice Canada, Youth Justice Policy

FASD Ontario Networks of Experts (FASD ONE)
Justice Committee

University of Washington
University of Washington FASD Legal Issues Resource Center

Department of Justice Canada
FASD and Youth Criminal Justice

New Zealand
Rethinking crime and punishment

John Howard Society of Ontario
FASD and the Justice System: A Poor Fit

Psychiatry and Law Series
George Woods on FASD & Criminal Justice 

Psychiatry and Law Series
Stephen Greenspan on FASD & Criminal Justice

FASD in the Criminal Justice System - Highlights

Julianne Conry
FASD & the legal system, including screening in the Youth Justice System

US Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
FASD and the Criminal Justice System

American Bar Association: Children and the Law
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Legal Issues