Many courts and community corrections agencies consistently feel the pressure of casework overload. Efficient alcohol testing and monitoring is a crucial factor in reducing case backlogs and can provide more time for quality client interaction. Accurate and reliable alcohol testing technology is the key to saving time and resources, and portable alcohol monitoring is at the top of the list.
Drunk & Impaired Driving
The focus of any court-mandated ignition interlock program is to keep participants, their families, and their communities safe. Statistics show that having an ignition interlock device (IID) installed in a vehicle greatly reduces the rate of alcohol-related crashes and fatalities. Successful mandated and voluntary program completion also promotes client recovery.
If you have recently been assigned to wear a SCRAM Continuous Alcohol Monitoring® (SCRAM CAM®) bracelet, you may not know where to start. It’s important to understand what the SCRAM CAM device is, where to get one installed, frequently asked questions, and other important information.
Common methods of testing a person’s level of ingested alcohol include Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) and Breath Alcohol Concentration (BrAC). But alcohol concentration can also be measured transdermally—meaning “through the skin”. The SCRAM Continuous Alcohol Monitoring® (SCRAM CAM®) bracelet is based on the science of transdermal testing and can measure the wearer’s Transdermal Alcohol Concentration (TAC) via perspiration.
Alcohol-involved clients need more than a one-size-fits all solution when it comes to supporting their sobriety. With so many different technologies available, it’s important that courts and agencies understand all the facts when determining which alcohol testing method to assign to each individual client. Read on to learn the differences between EtG testing and continuous alcohol monitoring technology.
With so many different alcohol monitoring technologies available, it can be challenging to determine which device or method will provide the best results for each individual client. It’s important that courts and agencies learn about the differences between breath testing and continuous alcohol monitoring technology before adding them to a client’s supervision plan.
Alcohol use has been prevalent throughout history and that continues to be true today. Unfortunately, the adverse effects of alcohol use and abuse are well-known. The need for accurate and reliable methods to identify traces of alcohol in the body has led to the development of many technologies—each with its own features, benefits, and limitations.
Repeat and hardcore drunk drivers account for the most serious alcohol-related crimes and pose a significant threat to their communities. But innovative, criteria-based programs utilizing alcohol monitoring technology can help reduce the danger caused by these types of alcohol clients and put them on the path to sobriety.
DUI clients know they are not allowed to drink alcohol while wearing the SCRAM CAM® bracelet—but what about using products that contain trace amounts of alcohol—like mouthwash or perfume? It’s important to know which products are permitted for use while wearing SCRAM CAM to avoid any potential tamper or drinking alerts.
With a 93% compliance rate for those monitored with SCRAM Remote Breath®, and 63 SCRAM Continuous Alcohol Monitoring® (SCRAM CAM®) bracelets assigned in 2018, the Ravalli County, Montana, Jail Diversion program is helping clients successfully complete their sentences within a model alcohol and electronic monitoring program.