Resource #1248 - Fetal alcohol Spectrum disorders: When Your Child Faces the Juvenile Justice System
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Fetal alcohol Spectrum disorders: When Your Child Faces the Juvenile Justice System
Defines Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) and describes the rights of a child with FASD who comes in contact with the juvenile justice system. Provides advice for parents about requesting an adaptive functioning evaluation and determining competency. describes the legal process, and outlines the rights of a child during encounters with the criminal justice system. It also provides parents with tips on how to advocate for their child to make sure the system meets the child's needs.