When the COVID-19 pandemic began to spread nationwide, Montana District Judge Greg Pinksi had one goal: to ensure that defendants in the Cascade County treatment courts had the ability to be accountable and compliant with court orders, while focusing on their safety and sobriety. SCRAM TouchPoint® was instrumental in helping him meet that goal.
According to NHTSA, a person with one or more prior DUI/DWI offenses is 4.1x more likely to be involved in a fatal car crash, making repeat alcohol clients dangerous to a community. But, courts and agencies across the country are using alcohol monitoring technologies to create sustainable, outcome-driven programs to support long-term behavior change in repeat alcohol clients.
With the help of SCRAM Continuous Alcohol Monitoring® (SCRAM CAM®), SCRAM Remote Breath®, and a variety of other alcohol monitoring technologies, the San Joaquin DUI Monitoring Court (SJDMC) has reduced annual DUI arrests by 66% since 2008.
With nearly 105 participants at any given time, Cascade County’s drug treatment courts are the largest in Montana. Each has available to them SCRAM Systems’ alcohol and location monitoring technologies—SCRAM Continuous Alcohol Monitoring® (SCRAM CAM®), SCRAM Remote Breath®, and SCRAM GPS®—to ensure cooperation and true behavior change throughout the individual’s rehabilitative process.
Louisiana has the highest incarceration rate in the U.S. As a result, jail overcrowding has become a serious issue throughout the state, burdening local court systems and communities. But one parish is offering a solution—utilizing SCRAM Systems’ state-of-the-art alcohol monitoring technologies to focus on comprehensive rehabilitation as part of a pretrial diversion program.
Many tribal communities struggle with high rates of alcohol misuse, alcohol-related deaths, and alcohol-fueled offenses like drunk driving and domestic violence. SCRAM Systems alcohol and location monitoring are proven solutions helping tribal communities around the country combat alcohol abuse, support treatment options, and address related crimes.