Trainee Series: Application of FASD Screening Tools to Dangerous Offender Judgements

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Stephen Lee-Cheong poses in front of a white wall wearing a blazer and black t-shirt.

In spite of overrepresentation, people with FASD often go undetected in legal settings, as they may not show obvious physical characteristics and their impairments in mental functioning, while substantial, may be somewhat hidden. Unfortunately, this failure to detect FASD may result in poor treatment outcomes, increased risk of reoffending, and overall poorer health.