FASD & the Justice System

R. v. JWK/R. v. Keewatin, 2009 SKQB 58 (Gunn J.):  

Sentencing for robbery of lottery tickets – FASD diagnosis – needs information given in a way that meets his learning needs – defence counsel with plan to address control on probation – application of sentencing principles an issue for FASD offenders – punishment and deterrence with little effect, focus on separation and developing framework for “rehabilitation” which is more structured modification of behaviour – more serious crime means more emphasis on protecting the public and less on rehabilitation – maximum provincial time and maximum period of probation to assist with rehabilitation.