Our Justice program extends beyond just those in the community. We are also active in providing in-reach correctional support within our local service area institutions such as Bowden, Drumheller and the Red Deer Remand Center. Through this program, our team works closely with individuals who have been incarcerated to provide FASD education, FASD assessment and diagnosis, and provide necessary support services, so they have a successful transition back into the community upon release. Our in-reach support ensures individuals receive a continuum of care between incarceration and reintegration into community, ensuring they have access to the supports they need to become successful members of society.
The importance of this program cannot be overstated, as individuals exiting correctional institutions are at a higher risk of being stigmatized, marginalized, and isolated from society. Without proper support, many individuals may struggle to reintegrate into society, leading to an increased likelihood of recidivism.
Referrals for the program are completed through Parole Officers or by self referral in the institutions. FASD education sessions are held in the institutions once a month by a Justice Services team member. Individuals can connect with their Parole Office to request a meeting with our Justice Services team member for additional information and to explore the possibility of having FASD.