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These scholarly articles explore several aspects of FASD including the juvenile justice system, issues regarding nondisclosure in the adoption of a child, and the cost of an FASD.

Is There Justice in the Juvenile Justice System? Examining the Role of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Exit Disclaimer Graphic PDF Icon
This 2006 article from the Justice Policy Journal examines the importance of understanding the role of FASD in adjudicating juvenile offenders. The author notes a system-wide lack of critical knowledge of FASD and provides a historic overview and explanation of the issue.

Legal and Psychological Implications of Nondisclosure in the Adoption of a Child with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Exit Disclaimer Graphic (will need to purchase article)
This 2011 article from the Journal of Psychiatry & Law looks at the impact of non-disclosure in cases of adoption where it is revealed that the child has an FASD. Such cases have significant implications for adoptive families, for the adoption system, and for the legal system.

Sobering Thoughts: The Town Hall Meetings on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Exit Disclaimer Graphic (will need to purchase article)
This 2006 piece from the American Journal of Public Health offers a series of recommendations for addressing shortfalls in our national FASD care system based on town hall meetings convened by the FASD Center for Excellence between 2002 and 2003.

The Financial Cost of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
This article and the accompanying slideshow summarizing its findings describe the challenges in estimating the cost of fetal alcohol syndrome and provide an overview of studies that have attempted to document those costs.