Despite significant progress over the past few decades, drunk driving continues to wreak havoc in the lives of victims and to pose serious public safety issues for communities. Reducing drunk driving requires the combined efforts of courts, agencies, special interests, and lawmakers, and the creation of innovative programs to tackle the issue.
Technology-driven alcohol monitoring has been a key factor in many of the country’s most successful anti-DUI programs because it enables officials to effectively supervise DUI offenders out in the community.
SCRAM Continuous Alcohol Monitoring and SCRAM Remote Breath are helping DUI programs assess offenders, enforce accountability and compliance, and address the root cause of drunk driving: alcohol misuse, abuse, and addiction.
SCRAM’s Continuous Alcohol Monitoring protocol was officially recognized in 2010 by the National Association of Drug Court Professionals as a viable technology for monitoring offenders in both Drug and DWI Courts. And increased supervision and monitoring is one of the Guiding Principles for the DWI Court model.
Repeat drunk drivers pose serious risks to the community and are a burden on the resources of law enforcement, courts, and community corrections. SCRAM CAM is the only alcohol monitoring technology proven to support long-term behavior change in hardcore DUI and alcohol offenders. That’s why programs around the country are using SCRAM CAM to increase offender compliance, support clients’ sobriety, and drive better program outcomes.
24/7 Sobriety Programs address repeat drunk driving and other alcohol-related offenses by separating participants from the root cause of their crimes: alcohol. Frequent and regular alcohol testing is at the core of the 24/7 Program model. Every single DUI offender is supervised for alcohol consumption with alcohol monitoring technology like SCRAM Continuous Alcohol Monitoring and SCRAM Remote Breath.
Rooted in the 24/7 Sobriety concept, Target 25 Programs are innovative, local programs that use SCRAM CAM technology and the collaborative efforts of the district attorney’s office, law enforcement, judges, specialty courts, and probation/parole to curb repeat drunk driving.
Sobering Up Blog
In many parts of the county where winter weather brings fresh blankets of snow, large numbers of people set out to enjoy the outdoors on snowmobiles. Operating a powerful machine at high speeds has inherent dangers—throw alcohol into the mix and you’re creating a recipe for disaster.
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.