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Justice Programs

Adult Justice Program – Peak Vocational & Support Services

403 329 0203

Through training, mentorship, education, advocacy and coordination, the Justice Program attempts to navigate clients through the justice system and access supports within the community to reduce the likelihood of reoffending.

The purpose of the project is to influence change in the criminal justice system through mentorship, education, and training about FASD and related effects. To assist in the facilitation of access to coordinated supports and services that meets the needs of persons with FASD

Youth Justice Program – Lethbridge Regional Police Service

403-330-5051

The main objectives of the project are: diverting youth with FASD from the Criminal Justice system, where appropriate, making recommendations regarding preventative remedies / sentencing to the crown/court, providing advocacy for the family, the school and the community in order to influence case management for youth affected by FASD, identifying high-risk youth and their families and connecting them with appropriate services and supports, increase the ability of police officers, crown prosecutors and other service providers to recognize FASD, and appropriately serve them in the community.

The program is provincially funded by Southwest Alberta Child and Family Services Authority. The focus is for youth between the ages of 12-17, and are diagnosed or suspected of having an FASD, residing in South Western Alberta, referred through interface with the justice system.