The Lawyers Daily (Canada) –Justice clinic improves outcomes for persons with developmental disabilities March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness month and an apt time to shed light on the unique challenges facing persons with developmental disabilities in the criminal justice system. A long-standing challenge has been the equitable and meaningful participation by persons with developmental disabilities […]
Government of Ontario News (Canada) – Ontario Expanding Diagnostic Services for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum DisorderThe Ontario government is investing $2.8 million annually to expand Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) diagnostic services by funding 12 new FASD clinics for a total of 21 funded FASD diagnostic clinics across the province.
CTV News (Canada) – Prison experience for man with FASD led to decline in mental health: Manitoba judge A Manitoba judge says an Indigenous man with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder had a “hellish” time at a correctional facility, where he alleged he was sexually assaulted by other inmates.
CanFASD blog – Announcing the 2021 Sterling Clarren Award recipient! We are excited to announce that this year’s recipient for the Dr. Sterling Clarren FASD Research Award is Dr. Brianne Redquest for her research on understanding and reducing stress in caregivers of individuals with FASD.
Bre McAdam (12 Dec 2020) People who went through Saskatoon’s mental health court reoffended less: study. Saskatoon StarPhoenix.
Penny Frazier, Cody Murrell Murrel, Dorothy Badry, Megan Mierau (Editor), Theresa Tucker-Wright (Editor), Erin Leveque (Eds) (16 Nov 2020) YOUTH IN CARE CHRONICLES: Reflections on Growing Up in the Child Welfare System. Independently Published The authors, for me, quietly honour the youth who still struggle, while still celebrating those that overcome tremendous odds and are able to control the pain rather than […]
Lisa Joy (10 March 2020) Use of force incidents increase, too many involve mentally ill inmates: Prison report. Canadian Press.
Niigaan Sinclair (5 Feb 2020) Opinion: Indigenous people get jails instead of help they need.
Ian Mulgrew (29 Jan 2020) Canada’s growing Indigenous prison population ‘a national travesty’. “…73 per cent of the men and 80 per cent of the women have the criteria for qualifying for a current mental disorder, 29 require follow-up with mental health services, 25 per cent have some kind of cognitive deficit, 10 to 23 […]
Kyle K (3 December 2019) Adults in the N.W.T. can soon get diagnosed at a new FASD clinic. “We’ve missed a huge population of people,” said Shawna Pound, the territory’s adult FASD program co-ordinator. CBC News, Canada.