FASD & the Justice System

R v. BM, 2003 SKPC 83, 2003 SKPC 133 (Turpel-Lafond J.); R. v. BLM, 2003 SKCA 135:

Sentencing of gang-involved Aboriginal youth with ARND diagnosis for offences including robbery, assault – need for adaptive learning skills, help and support in community – probation imposed. Subsequent breach proceedings and bleak outlook noted – sentence overturned on appeal given failure to comply with conditions – approval of approach in principle, but secure custody imposed.