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Kwanlin Dün partners in program to help people with FASD in justice system – CBC

by ahnationtalk on September 10, 201919 Views

Sep 10, 2019

‘Navigator-Advocates’ help Indigenous offenders with FASD understand the legal process

Yukon’s Kwanlin Dün First Nation is partnering in a new program aimed at helping Indigenous people with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) navigate the justice system.

MP Ralph Goodale announced the $978,272-investment on Friday in Saskatchewan. The University of Regina will work with Kwanlin Dün and the FASD Network of Saskatchewan to implement the “Navigator-Advocates” program.

Frontline workers will assist both youth and adults before their first court appearance and during their time in custody, helping them understand the legal process.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/fasd-justice-system-kwanlin-dun-stewart-1.5277005

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