How can community corrections departments and supervision agencies be sure that their electronic monitoring programs are producing positive results? Without detailed data, officers may not be aware of their programs’ performance and may be making decisions “in the dark”. SCRAM Optix Analytics provides powerful reporting tools so community corrections officers can make insightful decisions to increase program efficiency and client success.
SCRAM Remote Breath
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.
Alcohol misuse, abuse, and addiction are common among probation populations—46% of probationers reported being under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time of their offense and 14% are under supervision for a DUI. But probation departments across the country are emphasizing results-oriented supervision by leveraging technology to address alcohol-involved crimes.
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.
Research shows that “one-size-fits-all” alcohol programs don’t work. Effective and cost-efficient programs tailor requirements to fit each client’s needs and risks. SCRAM Systems provides the solutions you need to manage the full range of alcohol clients in your program and reduce risks to your community.
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.
Since our founding, SCRAM Systems has provided forwarding-thinking, results-oriented software and hardware solutions to the community corrections market. See how we make a difference for the clients we monitor, help customers succeed, and support solutions that make communities safer.
Jail overcrowding is a serious issue in the U.S., imprisoning more people than any other nation in the world. With 60% of jail inmates awaiting deposition and not actually serving time for a conviction, sheriffs programs that rely on alcohol monitoring technology to oversee clients in lieu of incarceration are becoming more prevalent throughout the states.
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.