|Author||Blagg, Harry; Tulich, Tamara|
|Source/Publisher||Australian Institute of Criminology, Trends and Issues, 557|
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|Subjects||Children and Young People, Community development, Corrections, Courts and sentencing, Disability, Drugs and alcohol, Health, Juvenile justice, Mental health, Prisons, Rehabilitation|
This article reports on a study undertaken in three Indigenous communities in the West Kimberley region of Western Australia (WA) intended to develop diversionary strategies for young people with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD). Rates of FASD in the West Kimberley were comparable to those of high-risk populations internationally and there are concerns that youths with FASD are being enmeshed in the justice system. Further, under WA law they are at risk of being held in indefinite detention if found unfit to stand trial.
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