$30 – $75

Problem Gambling, Crime and the Criminal Justice System

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Wilmington/Christiana Hilton

100 Continental Drive

Newark, DE 19713

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This conference will focus on the connection between problem gambling and crime and the treatment of problem gamblers in the criminal justice system. The keynote speaker is The Honorable Cheryl Moss, the presiding Judge over Nevada's Gambling Treatment Diversion Court, that allows offenders who commit non-violent crimes linked to their gambling addiction, to receive judicially monitored treatment and avoid incarceration. Esteemed panelists from Delaware law enforcement and criminal justice include the head Judges of Superior, Family, Common Pleas and Justice of the Peace Courts; Delaware's Attorney General; Delaware's Chief Public Defender; and the Secretary of the Department of Correcction.

Continental breakfast and lunch will be included in the cost of registration.

This program has been approved for

  • 6.5 hours of Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • 6.5 hours of Continuing Legal Education (CLEs), including 1.5 hours of Enhanced Ethics credit, for Delaware attorneys


8:00am-8:30am Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30am-8:45am Introduction and Welcoming Remarks

Arlene M. Simon, Executive Director, DCGP

Jeffrey P. Wasserman, Program Chair

8:45am-9:45am Panel: “Voices of Recovery”

Dan T.

Harry L.

John S.

9:45am-10:45am Panel: “Problem Gambling and Crime: Impacts and Solutions”

Brianne Doura, Legislative Director, National Council on Problem Gambling

Detective David M. Hanich, Division of Gaming Enforcement, Delaware State Police

The Honorable Kathleen Jennings, Attorney General of Delaware

The Honorable Brendan J. O’Neill, Chief Public Defender of Delaware

Detective Brian Shahan, New Castle County Police Department

10:45am-11:00am Morning Break

11:00am-12:00pm Keynote: “Gambling Treatment Diversion: Is it Right for Delaware?”

The Honorable Cheryl Moss, Nevada Gambling Treatment Diversion Court Judge

12:00pm-12:45pm Lunch

12:45pm-1:45pm Panel: “Delaware Judges: Views from the Bench”

The Honorable Cheryl Moss – moderator

The Honorable Jan R. Jurden, President Judge, Delaware Superior Court

The Honorable Michael K. Newell, Chief Judge, Delaware Family Court

The Honorable Alex J. Smalls, Chief Judge, Delaware Court of Common Pleas

The Honorable Alan Davis, Chief Magistrate, Delaware Justice of the Peace Court

1:45pm-2:45pm Panel: “Gambling and Prison Culture“

Matia Bryan, Director of Criminal Justice, DCGP

Hector G. Garcia, Inter-Agency Services Expansion Director, DCGP

The Honorable Claire DeMatteis, Commissioner, Delaware Department of Corrections

Lt. Col. Dana Metzger, USAF, Ret., Warden, James T. Vaughn Correctional Center

John Schmidt, Prevention Services Coordinator, DCGP

2:45pm-3:00pm Afternoon Break

3:00pm-4:30pm Breakout Sessions

Breakout #1: Problem Gambling and Workplace Fraud

Detective David M. Hanich, Delaware State Police

Steve Lenderman, Global Security Organization, AD

Breakout #2: Problem Gambling for Attorneys: Helping Clients and Colleagues

Laurie Besden, Executive Director, Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers of PA

Brian S. Quinn, Education and Outreach, Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers of PA

Carol Waldhauser, Executive Director, Delaware Lawyers Assistance Program

Jeffrey P. Wasserman, Judicial Outreach and Development Director, DCGP

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Wilmington/Christiana Hilton

100 Continental Drive

Newark, DE 19713

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