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Attaining Human Rights, Civil Rights, and Criminal Justice for People with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome ; by Ann Streissguth, and published in TASH Newsletter, Sept. 1998.  Reprinted by permission of TASH. For more information on the work of TASH, visit  www.tash.org .

Capacity Concerns and Fetal Alcohol Syndrome ; by Robin A. LaDue and Tom Dunne, and published in  The FEN Pen, Winter 1996.

The Criminalization of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) ; by Caron Byrne, revised 2002.

Defining Intellectual Disability: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders and Capital Punishment; by Christopher Fanning, published in Rutgers Law Record 2011.

Developing Successful Interventions for Clients with FAS or ARND ; a flyer created by the  Fetal Alcohol and Drug Unit  and sponsored by  March of Dimes  (2002). It explains about the brain damage prenatal alcohol exposure causes, the behaviors that happen because of that exposure, and shares helpful strategies when treating clients with FAS or ARND.

Ethics questions raised by the neuropsychiatric, neuropsychological, educational, developmental, and family characteristics of 18 juveniles awaiting execution in Texas ; by Dorothy Otnow Lewis, Catherine A. Yeager, Pamela Blake, Barbara Bard, and Maren Strenziok, and published in  The Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, Volume 32, Number 4, 2004.

FASD Experts: Multidisciplinary Forensic Assessment for a Multidimensional Condition ; by Natalie Novick Brown, Ph.D. and published in  Iceberg , Volume 18, Number 2, 2008.

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: An Effective Capital Defense ; by Denise Ferry, and published in the  California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, Forum 1997.

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: Implications for Sentencing in the Criminal Justice System; by Robin A. LaDue and Tom Dunne, and published in  The FEN Pen, Fall 1996.

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: Implications for Sentencing in the Criminal Justice System Part II; by Robin A. LaDue and Tom Dunne, and published in  The FEN Pen, Spring 1997.

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD): A Need for Closer Examination by the Criminal Justice System; by  Timothy E. Moore, and published in  Criminal Reports, July 2004.

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Implications for the Juvenile Justice System; by Kathryn Page, published by CASA For Children Judge's Page Newsletter (2010).

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and the Role of Family Court Judges in Improving Outcomes for Children and Families; by Diane V. Malbin, published by Juvenile and Family Court Journal (2004).

FAS: Preventing and Treating Sexual Deviancy; by Natalie Novick and published in  The Challenge of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: Overcoming Secondary Disabilities, 1997.

FAS and the Social Security Disability Process: Navigating the System; by Peter H.D. McKee and published in  The Challenge of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: Overcoming Secondary Disabilities, 1997.

The Greatest Source of Wealth: Washington State’s Response to Prenatal Substance Abuse; by Rommel P. Cruz, published by Gonzaga Law Review (2006).

The Importance of Early Identification of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD); by Kathryn Kelly, and published in  The Judges' Page Newsletter, February 2005.  Click here to view the pdf of this entire issue

Is There Justice in the Juvenile Justice System? Examining the Role of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders; by Sharon J. Williams, published by The Center on Juuvenile and Criminal Justice, Justice Policy Journal (2006).

Issue Facing Family Courts: the Invisible Havoc of Prenatal Alcohol Damage; by Kathryn Page, published by The Journal of the Center for Families, Children and the Courts (2003).

Issues in the Legal Realm: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and the Decision to Decline or Retain; by Robin A. LaDue and Tom Dunne, and published in  The FEN Pen, Spring 1996.

Legal Issues and the Fetal Alcohol Syndrome; by Robin A. LaDue and Tom Dunne, and published in  The FEN Pen, Fall 1995.

Mistakes I have made with FAS Clients; by David Boulding. A defense attorney describes his experiences representing clients with FAS/FAE.

Project sheds light on disability born of alcohol; Afflicted at risk of trouble with the legal system , by Tracy Johnson. Seattle Post-Intelligencer; April 5, 2005.

Representing the FAS Client in a Criminal Case; by Jeanice Dagher-Margosian and published in  The Challenge of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: Overcoming Secondary Disabilities, 1997.

Suggestions for More User-Friendly Court Hearings; by the Hon. Michael I. Jeffery, Presiding Superior Court Judge, Second Judicial District, Borrow, Alaska. Suggestions for accommodations in the courtroom for individuals disabled by FAS/FAE or with cultural differences or language barriers. Additionally, Judge Jeffery has simplified his routine court documents to foster a clearer understanding of court procedures and the commitments which are entered into by those who appear before him.

The Victimization of Individuals with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome/Fetal Alcohol Effects; by Kathryn Kelly and published in  TASH  Connections , August/September 2003.

The War on Whiskey in the Womb: Assessing the Merit of Challenges to Statutes Restricting the Alcohol Intake of Pregnant Women; by John Sotgner, published by Rutgers Policy Journal 2010.

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