Abstract

A lack of screening tools for the identification of offenders with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum
Disorder is problematic. The development of tools to help identify the disorder in offender
populations would enhance treatment and intervention outcomes, while preventing subsequent
criminality. This article addresses issues related to the development of screening tools, including
the current state of screening, presence of comorbid symptomology, warning signs that should
trigger screening, and consequences of inaccurate identification. The development of effective
tools is critical as a means to effectively identify and modify approaches for working with
offenders with FASD.