WHITEHORSE - Yukon is hosting a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Justice Roundtable, Justice Minister Marian C. Horne announced.
The Yukon government Department of Justice, in collaboration with the Steering Committee on Access to Justice for Individuals with FASD will host the public roundtable on September 17 at the Westmark Hotel beginning at 7 p.m.
"This conference is about finding ways to help people with FASD involved in our justice system to receive the assistance they need," said Horne.
The Justice Roundtable session will feature keynote speaker Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, Representative for Children and Youth from the Province of British Columbia. In her role as a criminal law judge, Turpel-Lafond developed partnerships to better serve the needs of young people in the justice system, particularly children and youth with FASD.
The Justice Roundtable will also be the opening of "The Path to Justice: Access to Justice for Individuals with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder," a two-day conference on FASD that will see over 100 delegates from across Canada come to Yukon.
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