FASD in NZ Youth Courts – webinar with Judge Tony Fitzgerald

As part of our 2022 webinar series our Patron, Judge Tony Fitzgerald, who is well known for his interest in making justice more equitable for those with neurodiversities, hosted a webinar looking at new initiatives in the New Zealand Courts for young adults with FASD. 

Our two speakers included Kesia Sherwood, who at the time was working on her thesis which was focused on young people with FASD and New Zealand's youth justice system (read Kesia's thesis abstract here). Since completing her PhD Kesia has been working as a defence lawyer for the Public Defence Service in Wellington.  

Sally is a speech-language therapist and court-appointed Communication Assistant. She is the director of a social enterprise, Talking Trouble Aotearoa NZ, which addresses the speech, language and communication needs of people involved with justice, care and protection, mental health and behaviour services. 

Click here to watch this one-hour webinar.