GamCare to release CJS chatroom on July 7th. GamCare expanded its online chatroom series to help individuals that are in touch with the Criminal Justice System ( CJS) maintain problem gambling assistance. It is also to seek advice from its dedicated teams of specialists.
The new CJS chatroom is launched on July 7. GamCare currently runs a weekly hour-long online chatroom sessions. This is to allow people to freely discuss or live text issues related to problem gambling.
Eartha Heptinstall, CJS Project Officer at GamCare, said “We know that there is generally a higher number of people affected by gambling harms within the CJS than in the general population.
“Studies have also indicated that the more complex, prolonged and persistent a gambling problem is, the more likely it is that a crime will be committed and, indeed, that many crimes may result. If a gambling problem remains unaddressed, rehabilitative work in other areas of an individual’s life is not likely to be successful.
“GamCare and our partners provide a range of support across the CJS, and we’re running this chatroom to give those in contact with the CJS a safe space to connect with one another and to seek specific advice if they have burning questions they may not be able to address anywhere else. GamCare chatrooms are confidential spaces and can provide a vital channel for peer support in recovery, and our team are also on hand to give additional advice if needed.”