FASD & the Justice System

R. v. Steppan, 2010 MBPC 9 (Giesbrecht J.): 

Sentencing of youthful offender for violent sexual assaults –  while FASD not diagnosed, characteristics are typical – mental age of 12 – product of dysfunctional, abusive and neglectful background – lengthy pre-sentence custody that was more difficult because of personality and immaturity issues – easily frustrated and abused by other inmates. Eight years less pre-trial credit.