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Problem Solving Courts

Also known as Specialty Courts, the first problem-solving court was a Drug Court in Miami-Dade County, Florida, which launched in the late 1980s. Designed to tackle what officials saw as the revolving door of repeat, drug-addicted offenders, the program took the then-revolutionary approach of combining drug treatment with the accountability and enforcement powers of the judicial system. More than two decades later, 2,800 Drug Courts are operational in the U.S., and the program has become a model for what is known today as problem-solving courts.

DUI/DWI Courts

For high-risk, Hardcore Drunk Drivers that find themselves in a DUI/DWI Court, SCRAM Continuous Alcohol Monitoring is the tool judges turn to in order to enforce the highest level of compliance while on the difficult road to recovery.

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SCRAM Programs for DUI/DWI Courts

Veterans Treatment Courts

SCRAM Systems has been working with Veterans Treatment Courts since the first one was established in Buffalo, New York, in 2010. These hybrid Drug/Mental Health Courts serve a rapidly growing population: U.S. combat veterans struggling with addiction, physical and mental health challenges, homelessness, and unemployment.

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Tribal Courts

Since 2006, SCRAM Systems has worked with Tribal Courts to implement Continuous Alcohol Monitoring programs as they work to break the devastating cycle of alcohol misuse while providing a cost-effective solution to managing the alcohol offender.

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SCRAM Programs for Tribal Courts

Domestic Violence

According to the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics, in 75% of all cases of domestic violence, the victim perceives the abuser to be under the influence of alcohol. But while the majority of domestic violence incidents involve alcohol, monitoring these high-risk offenders to ensure physical separation between the victim and the offender is essential. That includes continuously monitoring DV offenders for compliance with protective orders and substance abuse treatment.

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SCRAM Programs for Domestic Violence

Drug Courts

Once drug-addicted offenders begin drug testing as part of the Drug Court treatment model, alcohol often becomes an offender’s #1 drug of choice. It’s legally obtained, and drug testing is not frequent enough to catch the vast majority of drinking events. Today Drug Courts are utilizing SCRAM alcohol monitoring technologies to close the gap and enforce alcohol compliance as part of the treatment court model.

SCRAM Programs for Drug Courts

Family Courts and Child Custody

When a parent is assessed with an alcohol dependence issue, alcohol monitoring often becomes a requirement for visitation or custody. The automated, 24/7 testing protocol of SCRAM CAM is the preferred method for monitoring parents for compliance, especially when child welfare is on the line.

SCRAM Programs for Family Courts

Juvenile Courts and Underage Drinking

It’s an epidemic, and studies show that early problem drinking almost guarantees a lifetime of alcohol misuse and crime. But these same studies show that swift intervention—tackling the issue firmly and early—can prevent a life that enters the revolving door of drinking and re-offending. Juvenile programs, including a number of programs associated with college campuses, are working to tackle binge drinking and alcohol dependence before it destroys a life.

SCRAM Programs for Juvenile Courts

Sobering Up Blog

Alcohol Abuse: The Biggest Addiction Problem In New Hampshire

America is currently in the grip of an addiction crisis—the opioid epidemic. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIH), over 64,000 people died from drug overdoses in 2016, more than the number of Americans killed during the entirety of the Vietnam War. While the devastating effects of opioid addiction have been well-publicized in recent years, many states continue to designate alcohol abuse as their priority.

SCRAM in the News

96% of DUI offenders wearing SCRAM device remained sober last year in Lancaster County

In 2017, 745 people on bail conditions or probation/parole in Lancaster County wore a SCRAM device under the county’s DUI repeat offender program.

Client Voices

SCRAM CAM Testimonial

Hear Ron talk about his struggles with alcohol and how SCRAM CAM helped get his life back on track.