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National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms

Publish year 2 report on pilot of Hertfordshire Problem Gambling Programme to address gambling related harm across the criminal justice system and increase collective understanding of the best ways of working within the CJS. (GamCare)


April 2021

This pilot was completed in October 2020. Final learning report published externally in March 2021 (

The work has been a springboard for further GamCare-led CJ work on a national basis (since April 20, and specifically a new programme of work funded by the Commission from April 21). GamCare won an 'organisation of the year' award in Oct 20 for its CJ work in Herts and more widely. Over 500 CJ professionals were trained in Herts as part of the pilot.

November 2020

Gamcare's pilot with the criminal justice system in Hertfordshire is complete. The key learnings from the first year have been published and submitted as evidence to the Howard League Independent Commission on Crime and Problem Gambling. The year 2 report will be produced in 2021.

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