Consensus Statement on Legal Issues of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)

This consensus statement on Legal Issues of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is the product of a unique IHE Consensus Development Conference held in September 2013. The event was a three-day juried hearing of evidence and scientific findings that allowed for the engagement and collaboration of citizens and decision makers in government and the justice system in addressing a specific set of key questions on legal issues related to FASD.

Conference Questions:

  1. What are the implications of FASD for the legal system?
  2. How can efforts to identify people with FASD in the legal system be improved?
  3. How can the criminal justice system respond more effectively to people with FASD?
  4. How can family courts and the family/child welfare legal system address the specific needs of people with FASD?
  5. What are the best practices for guardianship, trusteeship and social support in a legal context?
  6. What legal measures are there in different jurisdictions to contribute to the prevention of FASD, and what are the ethical and economic implications of these measures?

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Publication Type: Consensus Statements

Year of Publication: 2013

Topics: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)

ISBN (print): 978-1-926929-28-6

ISBN (online): 978-1-926929-29-3

ISSN: 2369-6532

ISSN (online): 2369-6540