New research assessing young people in WA detention found 89% were severely impaired in at least one area of brain function. One in three had fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD).
Liberal Party backbencher Sharman Stone told the Q&A audience that Australia has some of the highest rates per capita of fetal alcohol syndrome in the world. We check the research.
Rosie Anne Fulton, a young Northern Territory Indigenous woman with foetal alcohol spectrum disorder, highlights how the system is failing.
The UK government are finally waking up to the problem of foetal alcohol spectrum disorder.
Many young people in jail suffer fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. Diagnosing these before sentencing will establish the most appropriate path for these vulnerable offenders, which often isn't jail.