The Justice Program helps those impacted by FASD who have frequent interactions with police and the Justice system. This can include risk of charges, current charges in the court process or individuals that have been charged and are now serving their sentence. Our team provides individuals with FASD the necessary resources needed for them to navigate through their criminal matters successfully while ensuring their rights are protected and their strengths acknowledged. Our team assists to provide advocacy to RCMP, Crown Prosecutors, Defense Attorneys, and Caregivers/supports. All programs within the Central Alberta FASD Network are client-led and voluntary.
The Justice Services team offers support with the following but not limited to:
- Guidance through the CJS
- Advocacy to RCMP, Crown Prosecutors, Defense Attorneys, and caregivers and other supports
- FASD Assessment and Diagnosis
- Restorative Justice case planning and Peacemaking Circles
- Access to Elders, Knowledge Keepers, Traditional Ceremony and Medicines
- Programming that addresses mental health, addictions, domestic violence, life skills
- Family group conferencing or family group decision making
- Education about FASD for the individual and their supports
- FASD training for direct support staff/caregivers
Within the Justice Services program, we have three key initiatives that aim to reduce the frequency of RCMP and Justice interaction, assist individuals navigate the judicial system, and provide case planning to help individuals incarcerated with a successful transition back into the community.
- Restorative Diversion
- Court Diversion
- In Reach Support