“Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is the most common preventable cause of developmental disability in Canada. Individuals with FASD frequently come into contact with many areas of the justice system: as victims of crime, as witnesses, as individuals in conflict with the law, and in family and civil law matters. There is a need for enhanced understanding of the concerns of people living with FASD in all of these areas of the justice system (FASD and the Criminal Justice System – CanFASD).”
“A Better Way Restorative Consulting is committed to the provision of Restorative Justice and Restorative Practices that embody Restorative Core Values in collaboration with community stakeholders”.
In partnership with Dianna Bennett, proprietor of “A Better Way Restorative Consulting”, the Central Alberta FASD Network is launching an exciting project that will utilize the principles of Restorative Practice and Restorative Justice to support the needs of individuals with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), who are also in conflict with the law.
Restorative Practice and Restorative Justice utilize a person-centred, community-based approach to achieve justice caused by a crime or harm, by communally identifying the damage in order to promote healing for the victim and community, and to provide the offender an opportunity to make amends. The needs of the victim, and any other individuals affected by the crime/harm are identified and acknowledged by the offender, and the offender is supported by a community of support to repair the harm they have caused.
The Restorative Practices Project will involve a partnership with the Red Deer RCMP, the courts, school system and a variety of other community stakeholders to identify individuals with FASD who are also in conflict with the law.
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