FASD & the Justice System

Re Njootli, 2016 CarswellOnt 5797 (ORB)

Joint submission that unfit accused charged with assault (biting) be conditionally discharged - accused clearly distressed by proceedings and permitted to be absent - FASD diagnosis and major mental health impairments - risk inside an institution is greater than outside, because of risk of being assaulted by other patients - with existing caregivers and stable plan he does not pose significant risk to the community