FASD & the Justice System

R. v. Charlie, 2012 YKTC 5 (Lilles J.):  

Sentencing of Aboriginal offender on assault charge – offender comprehends world as 10-12 year old – denunciation and deterrence not apt – jail is safe but not rehabilitative because programs do no build on strengths – sentenced to additional time in territorial institution, expectation that social services and family will develop transition plan – request that offender be brought back for court review of plan before release.