Join us for this free, one hour webcast titled: FASD and the Law – A Moderated Discussion.
This moderated discussion will seek to answer questions and give expert guidance about navigating the legal system.
We will explore the special needs of a person with an FASD who is navigating the courts and the legal system, and the creative ways our panelists have overcome them or believe they can be surmounted.
Date: Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. MST
Speakers: Cathy Lane Goodfellow, Nicole Mizzi and Neil Weiberg
Format: Moderated interview style discussion
Cost: FREE! Please share with your networks
Q&A: You can pose questions to the speakers through the live chat functionality
Cathy Lane Goodfellow (QC) has been a lawyer for 30 years and has spent much of that time advocating for young people in conflict with the criminal law. She provides litigation support for a not-for-profit addiction treatment centre for youth in Calgary, as well as volunteering for CFAN.
Nicole Mizzi is a registered social worker for Legal Aid Alberta’s Youth Criminal Defence Office. In addition, since 2008, she has developed and co-facilitates the FASD Justice Support Project for Youth in Calgary.
Neil Weiberg has been Crown Prosecutor or Chief Crown Prosecutor since 1984, and was appointed Queens Counsel in 2006. He was a member of the Lakeland Adult FASD multidisciplinary diagnostic team and is currently on the Canadian FASD diagnostic and training centre team with Drs. Val and Don Massey.
Previous webcasts are available on the FASD Website.
THE FASD LEARNING SERIES:
The FASD Learning Series helps individuals, caregivers, front-line workers and professionals learn more about FASD, and how to support persons with FASD. The educational sessions cover a broad range of topics and are accessible to all Albertans.
Alberta’s FASD 10-Year Strategic Plan outlines the government’s commitment to provide awareness and prevention of FASD, as well as assessment, diagnosis, and support for individuals with FASD and their caregivers. All services and activities are built on a foundation of stakeholder engagement.