CADDAC builds awareness and advocates on ADHD in several areas at any given time. CADDAC increases understanding of ADHD, decreases stigma and advocates for increased services through media interviews, meetings and sharing information with federal and provincial ministries, government departments, decision makers and ADHD stakeholders.
CADDAC’s 2016/2017 Areas of Advocacy
ADHD in the Justice System (below)
ADHD and the Justice System: The Benefits of Recognizing and Treating ADHD in the Justice System– Incident rates of ADHD seen in the correctional population are 5 times that of adults, and ten times that of youth in the general population. Screening, early detection and appropriate treatment would reduce recidivism rates and costs to the justice and correction systems. ENGLISH FRENCH
Key Messages – “ADHD in the Canadian Criminal Justice System” VIEW Powerpoint