GambleAware Legal Education and Engagement Program

The GambleAware Legal Education and Engagement Program objectives are to engage with and educate GambleAware providers about:

  • Common legal issues that people experiencing gambling harm face
  • How to navigate the legal system to support and refer clients
  • Establishing relationships with legal providers in their region

The Program will also raise awareness amongst legal providers such as Legal Aid, community legal centres and pro bono firms in each region about gambling and gambling harm, and how it can be a cause of legal issues facing a client.

In Phase 1 of the program, Donna Bevan consulted with stakeholders across New South Wales to identify the issues that were common across this area of work, but also were specific to each particular region.

This information has been analysed and a range of education resources are being developed to provide insight and information on these issues.

We are now moving into Phase 2—during which the educational resources will be developed and made available, and an event will be held in each region to increase awareness of the issues, provide information and an opportunity to discuss these issues, and to network with your regional colleagues. These regional events have been tailored to the needs of each region. In general though, each event will include:

  • A workshop on one of the identified topics
  • A presentation by GambleAware Aboriginal Service
  • Networking opportunities over lunch
You can access the details of your specific regional event here
You can access the self paced resources here


Legal Services Overview


Supporting Clients with Court Processes


DFV and Gambling


Making Referrals that Work


Gambling Harm Basics


Engaging and Motivating Clients
You can access the webinars here
Legal Services Overview
DFV and Gambling
Making Referrals that Work
Gambling Harm Basics
Engaging and Motivating Clients
Project Partners

Connect Consulting

Donna Bevan is the founder and Director of Connect Consulting. Since 1993, she has worked with community organisations and government agencies to achieve high quality, person centred services through consultancy, training, strategic planning, community engagement, coaching and organisational development.

Karen Bevan has worked across government and not for profit organisations for more than 25 years in roles including consultancy, leadership, research, advocacy and campaigning, service delivery and community development. She is committed to social justice and increasing the positive impact of the sector.

ACWA

ACWA’s training arm, the Centre for Community Welfare Training, has been developing resources and providing workshops for a range of community sector workforces for over 30 years. We have worked with GambleAware (and their predecessors) on projects such as the Diploma of Problem Gambling Counselling and the workshop Gambling Harm Minimisation.