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FASD and the Criminal Justice System: What can we do? Presented by Kenna Dalrymple LLB, Dr. Kim Harris PhD C Psych, Dr. Kaitlyn McLachlan PhD C Psych, Dr. Clare Mitchell MD FRCPC
For: General public, Professionals
Provided by: Child and Parent Resource Institute (CPRI)

Date and Time

Wed May 22, 2019 (This event is over)
9:00 - 4:00pm


600 Sanatorium Rd, London, ON

Event Description

Adolescents and adults with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) are overrepresented in the criminal justice system, yet evidence remains limited regarding the best approaches for addressing this problem. Key identified needs include further education for professionals working in criminal justice contexts, and ensuring that policy shifts are evidence-informed.

Through a series of presentations, an interdisciplinary panel, and round table discussions, this interactive event will:
•highlight the diagnostic process for FASD and key clinical characteristics that may lead to problems with the law;
•describe how to identify individuals with FASD within the criminal justice system;
•summarize the empirical data available including a review of the prevalence of FASD in criminal justice contexts, justice-based screening challenges, and evidence from a research and practice perspective related to adverse outcomes, unique risks, as well as needs and responsivity factors in adolescents and adults with FASD in the criminal justice context;
•discuss how to improve sharing of relevant information regarding FASD across disciplines within and outside the justice system.


Recognize key clinical characteristics that place individuals with FASD at risk of problems with the law
1.Gain knowledge in screening and identifying individuals with FASD within the criminal justice system at various levels
2.Recognize the state of the science concerning adolescents and adults with FASD in the criminal justice system
3.Summarize key challenges inherent in undertaking research on FASD in criminal justice contexts
4.Gain strategies to improve the sharing of information regarding FASD across disciplines
5.Obtain a broad perspective on the practical issues related to FASD and the justice system through discussion with colleagues from a variety of disciplines
6.Discuss policies related to FASD and the justice system and realize the need for research in this area to inform change.

Target Audience: Family Physicians, Paediatricians, Psychiatrists, Social workers, Probation officers, Child and Youth Workers, Developmental Service Workers, Psychologists, Psychometrists, Lawyers, Judges, Police officers, Educators.

More Info

519-858-2774 x5554
1-877-494-2774 x5554 (Toll Free)


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This event is listed under these topics

Addictions (including Drugs, Alcohol and Gambling)
Behaviour and Conduct Problems
Developmental, Intellectual Delay and Disabilities
Fetal Alcohol and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)
Parents, Families & Caregivers
Child and Youth Service Organizations
Sensory Processing Disorders and Self-Regulation Problems
Females (Girls, Women)
Males (Boys, Teenagers, Men)
Indigenous, First Nations, Inuit and Métis (FNIM)
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