The Manitoba provincial court is expected to open at the end of February and sit one day a week. It will have judges with an understanding about the complexities of FASD as well as support workers to advise and connect individuals with with community programs. There will be a smaller, quieter courtroom with fewer distractions and visual images will be used to make sure offenders understand what’s going on. The court will also help obtain a medical diagnosis for anyone who shows signs of having the brain injury — although the wait continues to be long. Read more.