Officers and Service Providers have an important job managing their GPS caseloads along with the added responsibility of keeping their victims informed. The SCRAM Ally mobile app provides more immediate notification when a SCRAM GPS client has entered the victim’s moving exclusion zone.
For victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, or other violent crimes, knowing their abuser is being tracked with GPS is often not enough. Learn directly from a victim advocate and a prosecutor about how the SCRAM Ally® Victim Notification mobile app can help provide peace of mind to victims across the country.
Configuring the proper exclusion zones is integral to monitoring GPS clients, as it determines where these clients are not allowed to enter. This could be due to the type of offense, a restraining order, or other constraints set forth by law enforcement. With the new “Schedules” feature for SCRAM GPS®, officers have more flexibility when setting up client exclusion zones.
Domestic violence is a persistent issue across the country—one that has increased during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), 10 million people per year are physically abused by an intimate partner. Technology can play a critical role in safely monitoring perpetrators of domestic abuse and providing their victims with a sense of control.
For clients under community supervision, one common point of noncompliance revolves around proper electronic monitoring device upkeep—making it the officer’s job to constantly stay in contact with clients. But with SCRAM TouchPoint®, clients are automatically sent routine EM device notifications directly to their smartphone, helping increase client compliance and removing the need for officers to intervene.
Community corrections departments across the country are harnessing the power of technology to streamline day-to-day tasks and client engagement. Probation and parole officers are using mobile technology, for example, to monitor and check-in with their clients. The SCRAM TouchPoint® remote check-in feature can not only save time for officers but help increase client compliance.
Text messaging is the most used method of communication among smartphone users—in fact, 97% of users text at least once a day. What if community corrections departments could leverage this increasingly popular method of communication in their daily client interactions? With the SCRAM TouchPoint® mobile app, officers can enhance client engagement by harnessing the ease and popularity of text messaging.
From raw GPS location points to client stop patterns, SCRAM Systems is constantly striving to develop new methods to distill the 1,440 location points generated per client per day into quantitative data for officers. SCRAM GPS® now has Pattern of Life (POL) mapping, designed to provide even more detail on how and where clients spend their time.
For sexual assault or domestic violence victims, knowing their abuser is being tracked with a GPS bracelet may not be enough. Working in conjunction with SCRAM GPS, the new SCRAM Ally Victim Notification app alerts the victim and supervising authorities when a GPS client is in proximity to the victim’s phone, for added peace of mind.
As part of their monitoring regimen, officers may want to know a client’s location in addition to their alcohol monitoring. While the SCRAM CAM® bracelet does not have built-in GPS, SCRAM Systems offers other solutions that can be used in tandem with or in lieu of a continuous alcohol monitoring bracelet.