We are compiling examples of evidence-based and promising practices focused on areas of law and justice impacting individuals with an FASD across the spectrum. We provide summaries of programs and activities and information on how to access more information.
Juvenile Justice Screening Project
Between 2008 – 2012 the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration funded a number of prenatal alcohol screening projects in juvenile courts across the United States. Two notable projects were in the 17th Judicial District of Colorado and the 4th Judicial District of Minnesota. The screening programs developed a number of promising practices that can be replicated in juvenile courts. There were several promising outcomes including a reduction in recidivism, increased school attendance and success, and a reduction in out of home placements.
For more information on the Juvenile Justice Screening Project contact the Center on FASD Justice and Equity.
Ready to Achieve Mentoring Program (RAMP)
The Ready to Achieve Mentoring Program is a career focused, youth mentoring program funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and led by the Institute for Educational Leadership serving youth with disabilities that are at risk of court involvement or dropping out of high school. RAMP adheres to the most reliable research to develop the most effective programming using an evidence-based curriculum. MOFAS is currently implementing the program with modifications for youth with an FASD between the ages of 12 – 17 with promising results.
Find more information on the Ready to Achieve Mentoring Program here.