Court for people with FASD a terrific idea

Jul 5, 2019 By Matthew Friedberg

A Manitoba court that specifically caters to people with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) is a great idea that could work in Ontario, says Toronto criminal lawyer Matthew Friedberg.

“Any court that’s going to address these issues in a more acute way is a really terrific thing,” Friedberg, partner with Caramanna Friedberg LLP, tells AdvocateDaily.com.

According to a CBC News story, while it’s not known how many people in Canada have FASD, “Health Canada says it’s the leading known cause of preventable developmental disability in the country … research suggests that up to one-quarter of inmates in federal corrections facilities could have the disorder.”

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