Behind Bars: Brain Injury and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in our Justice System


Our society’s understanding of crime, of guilt and innocence, of following rules, is based on the idea that our brains are all functioning in the same way.  But what happens when a brain is injured, either before birth through exposure to alcohol or after birth through an acquired brain injury?

Crime Prevention Ottawa would like to invite you to learn about the challenge of ABI and FASD and to talk about innovative approaches to service provision that can help.  Dr. Colantonio is a researcher leading important groundwork around the need for a longer-term approach to meet the changing needs of those living with the effects of brain injury, as well as the shortage and inconsistency of rehabilitation services across the country.

The event takes place Thursday, September 21 from 10:00 am to11:30 am at Andrew Haydon Hall (at City Hall)
I highly encourage all residents to stop by this informative session to learn more about these unique conditions and what we can do to improve our reaction to individuals who suffer from them within our community.

To register, please R.S.V.P. to Crime Prevention Ottawa at or 613-580-2424 ext. 25393.