This year’s “FASD & Law” workshop in Vancouver was a smashing success!
The free, one-day, pre conference workshop was held just prior to the start of the 7th International Research Conference on FASD at the Westin Bayshore.
The event brought together approximately 200 participants to listen to a series of roundtable discussions about key issues in the justice system as it relates to FASD. The workshop was divided into four roundtables that each hosted frontline worker and parent perspectives. Included were the perspectives of: police, lawyers, judges and corrections.
As an experiment, the event was live streamed. Some of those links are still available if you visit us on FB: https://www.facebook.com/FASDresearchproject/
Thanks to everyone that attended and all the speakers who shared their perspectives. This was the third such meeting. It is the result of volunteer labour from the organizing committee: Kathryn Kelly, Fia Jampolsky, and Michelle Stewart. Special thanks to Canada FASD Research Network, University of Regina Department of Justice Studies, and University of Washington for making resources available for participants. Thanks to all the student that assisted with a special thanks to Alexandra Johnson for all the hard work!