Justice / Legal Information Resources
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
University of Washington Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Legal Issues
Tools for Success Curriculum: Working with Youth and FASD In the Juvenile Justice System