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. Having options in alcohol monitoring support best-practices by enabling courts and agencies to:
- Scale alcohol monitoring up or down based on a client’s needs and progress
- Match the right technology to each client’s risks
- Provide supervision that fits the severity of the offense
- Reduce recidivism and address escalating behaviors
Alcohol Monitoring for Higher-Risk/Higher-Need Clients
Higher-risk/higher-need alcohol clients frequently abuse alcohol or are alcohol addicted or dependent. These clients require more intensive supervision to reduce the risk of re-offense. SCRAM Continuous Alcohol Monitoring (SCRAM CAM®) addresses the risks of these clients by eliminating testing gaps and enforcing Sober Days. Continuous Alcohol Monitoring is also the only monitoring technology that has been empirically shown to support long-term behavior change—a key to reducing recidivism.
Flexible Alcohol Monitoring for Lower-Risk Clients
Lower- and mid-level alcohol clients can actually experience negative outcomes when supervision isn’t proportional to their level of offense. Over-supervision and overly-harsh penalties can interfere with the client’s job and family—two important support systems that help these clients get back on track. SCRAM Remote Breath® provides an appropriate way to track sobriety in clients who pose less of a risk to the community.
Two Technologies Working Together
Higher-risk clients who demonstrate long-term compliance with SCRAM CAM can be rewarded with a step down to Remote Breath. Breath testing, following CAM, provides transitional monitoring and delivers continued support to keep these clients on track once they have achieved sobriety.
In contrast, because it ensures 24/7 compliance and eliminates the need for client action, SCRAM CAM is an appropriate step-up sanction for lower-risk clients who violate breath testing with alcohol consumption or missed tests.
Download our guide to learn how SCRAM Systems alcohol monitoring technologies work for the continuum of alcohol-involved clients.