FASD & the Justice System

R. v. Hanska, 2014 MBQB 184 (Martin J.)

Sentencing of 24 yo Aboriginal offender with “mild FAS” for robbery with a firearm, threaten death or bodily harm, and breach – history in foster care – FAS mitigating and likely contributes to bad choices, but material about it is scant and overly generalized, no expert opinion about the effects on him led, anecdotal collateral information and not sufficient foundation to conclude that FAS was critical or even significant driving factor in offences.