Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Implications for Juvenile and Family Court Judges

September 15, 2016


This technical assistance brief is a publication of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ), prepared as part of a project jointly funded under an interagency agreement (IAA) between the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. The NCJFCJ acknowledges this material is made possible through supplemental funding under the IAA to Grant 2012-MUMU-K001 from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. Points of view or opinions in this document are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institutes of Health, or U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

This publication is the result of a partnership among the NCJFCJ, OJJDP, NIAAA, and the Interagency Coordinating Committee on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (ICCFASD). The NCJFCJ has been honored to partner with experts from these and other organizations to produce this Brief. Karen Bachar, OJJDP, and Dr. Sally Anderson, NIH, provided insightful leadership and expertise. Theresa Bohannan guided this project with her passion for and interest in maternal and child health. Charlotte Ball provided structure and content. Eileen Bisgard, Susan Carlson, and Linda Chezem, members of the ICCFASD Justice Issues Work Group, were instrumental in preparing the Brief for a judicial audience. Finally, thank you to the members of the NCJFCJ FASD Judicial Work Group who met in May 2014 to outline the critical components of the Brief.