FASD & the Justice System

R. v. CO, 2006 NWTCA 3

Crown appeal of sentence for sexual offences against young niece – evidence had been called relating to FASD – insufficient evidence to find offender had FASD, but possibility – not strictly mitigating, but sentencing judge entitled to consider it in light of evidence about programs in different correctional facilities – two year sentence imposed, order imposed at facility with programs available for offenders with special needs