It is not uncommon for problem gamblers to experience legal problems due to their addiction. Whether it be criminal in nature (embezzlement, theft, fraud, etc.) or civil (divorce, foreclosure, bankruptcy etc.), the FCCG provides expert assistance and resources for those faced with any type of legal action in a gambling related case, completely free of charge. Services range from providing Amicus Curiae Briefs to the court in support of the gambler’s addiction, to advocacy for treatment as an alternative or in conjunction with incarceration, to professional testimony provided on behalf of the defendant along with important information about the strong correlation between problem gambling and illegal activities for all legal, criminal justice, and court professionals involved in the case.
Expert Assistance and Resources, Completely Free of Charge
The FCCG’s Legal Resources & Assistance Programs provide supports for both problem gamblers and loved ones facing legal consequences due to a gambling problem, and for legal, criminal justice, and judicial authorities, to identify and secure viable alternatives to incarceration alone, and provide the opportunity for rehabilitation to persons committing crimes as the result of a gambling addiction. FCCG’s A Chance for Change Recovery Workbook series for Gamblers, Loved Ones and Senior Gamblers, book #5, contains legal specific information related to problem gambling.
The FCCG’s Legal Resources & Assistance Program and Referrals Include the following five categories of Legal Supports:
❖ CIVIL Legal Referral Resources
❖ CRIMINAL Legal Referral Resources
❖ GUARDIANSHIP Legal Referral Resources
❖ HELP SEEKER – LEGAL Assistance Tools & Literature/Materials Requests
❖ PROFESSIONALS – LEGAL Assistance Tools & Literature/Materials Requests
It can be overwhelming to know where to start with Legal Resources. Contact the 888-ADMIT-IT HelpLine today, and speak to a Specialist who will listen to your situation and connect you with the best Counseling Services and other resources for gambling addiction, whether you are worried about your own gambling or that of a loved one. Best of all, your contact to the HelpLine is completely free and confidential.