Veterans Treatment Courts are a relatively new type of hybrid Drug/Mental Health Court that employ the National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP) Specialty Court model in order to serve a growing population: U.S. Military Veterans who are locked in a cycle of criminal behavior, homelessness, and unemployment driven by their combat-related mental health and addiction disorders.
Working in cooperation with federal, state, and local veterans outreach programs, these unique courts are making our communities safer while restoring dignity to our Veterans on the home front.
SCRAM Systems has been working with Veterans Treatment Courts since the first one was established in Buffalo, New York, in 2010.
Continuous Alcohol Monitoring (CAM) is a proven strategy to help individuals break the stranglehold of alcohol addiction and get their lives back on track. Hear how Veterans Treatment Courts are using SCRAM CAM to make a difference and serve America's heroes.
Billings, MT – The Yellowstone County Veterans Treatment Court is a pre- and post-plea treatment court utilizing the Drug Court Model. It focuses on case management, addiction treatment, and accountability to help veterans with PTSD, chemical dependency, and other mental health issues cope after military service. Many clients receive suspended or even deferred sentences that result in dismissal after graduation.
Sobering Up Blog
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
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.
Hear Ron talk about his struggles with alcohol and how SCRAM CAM helped get his life back on track.