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LEGAL RESOURCES

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Individuals affected by prenatal alcohol exposure often times have trouble with the law due to the associated neurobehavioral impairments including difficulties with impulse control and with foreseeing consequences. In 2012 the American Bar Association passed a resolution urging attorneys and judges, state, local, and specialty bar associations, and law school clinical programs to help identify and respond effectively to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) in children and adults, through training to enhance awareness of FASD.

Below are some links to helpful resources

American Bar Association: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Legal Issues

NOFAS Fact Sheet: What the Justice System Should Know

Disability Rights California has a San Diego regional office.

San Diego County Public Defenders Office

University of Washington Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Legal Issues

The Asante Center for Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Tools for Success Curriculum: Working with Youth and FASD In the Juvenile Justice System