FASD & the Justice System

R. v. IDB, 2005 ABCA 99

Appeal by youth from order transferring matter to adult court – 14 yo offender with FAS, murdered support worker – availability of IRCS – no plan can be developed, no reasonable grounds to believe any plan could reduce the risk of youth reoffending – tragic circumstances and permanent/overwhelming disabilities, but condition so severe that rehabilitation will not reduce risk of reoffending – protection of public prevalent concern.  See youth sentencing page.