FASD and TRC Call to Action 34.4: A Consideration of Evaluation Methods

Preface

In Winter 2019, the Research and Statistics Division of the Department of Justice Canada engaged the authors to write a “think piece” focused on the Truth and Reconciliation (TRC) Call to Action (CTA) 34, and more specifically, 34.4. The objective was to “engage with experts in FASD [Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder] and program evaluation to develop a ‘think piece’ in response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Call to Action 34.4 on appropriate evaluation mechanisms in the context of FASD programming.” This document will discuss FASD-related justice programs and evaluation practices. There is often limited understanding of both the TRC and FASD. Accordingly, where possible, there will be background and context offered to assist the reader.

This piece was authored by the team at Adjust Consulting Ltd. including Mia Bell, Krystal Glowatski, Robyn Pitawanakwat and Michelle Stewart. Special thanks to Glen Luther and Brock Pitawanakwat for their contributions.

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