MANITOBA LAUNCHES NEW FASD PILOT PROJECT FOR YOUNG ADULTS INVOLVED IN THE JUSTICE SYSTEM

News Release – Manitoba

September 30, 2020

Huge News in Manitoba today!


A new, three-year pilot project will provide fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) assessments and diagnoses to young adults aged 18 to 25 who have come into contact with the law, with the goal of reducing future involvement with the justice system through better access to programs and supports, Justice Minister Cliff Cullen announced today.  

“Our government believes improved access to FASD assessments will provide better outcomes for participating young adults, the justice system and our communities,” said Cullen. “An FASD diagnosis can help connect people with more comprehensive supports and resources. This pilot addresses a gap in our approach to FASD as it stands today and ongoing evaluation of the project will help guide our next steps.” 

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