Some alcohol monitoring clients need an ignition interlock device (IID), sometimes called a vehicle breathalyzer—but is the size of an IID important? For community corrections departments or supervision agencies that offer, or are considering offering interlock devices, size does matter. When comparing different IIDs on the market, LifeSafer® ignition interlock devices are smaller and more discreet and provide reliable BrAC readings.
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The focus of any court-mandated ignition interlock program is to keep participants, their families, and their communities safe. Statistics show that having an ignition interlock device (IID) installed in a vehicle greatly reduces the rate of alcohol-related crashes and fatalities. Successful mandated and voluntary program completion also promotes client recovery.
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.
Community corrections departments are adopting and applying evidence-based practices (EBP) into their day-to-day supervision tasks and experiencing positive results. But with a lack of data and analytics, how can departments know if all clients are being treated equally? The SCRAM Nexus® software platform provides powerful analytics allowing supervision officers to measure potential disparity and examine if implicit bias is affecting outcomes.
If you have recently been assigned to wear a SCRAM Continuous Alcohol Monitoring® (SCRAM CAM®) bracelet, you may not know where to start. It’s important to understand what the SCRAM CAM device is, where to get one installed, frequently asked questions, and other important information.
Common methods of testing a person’s level of ingested alcohol include Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) and Breath Alcohol Concentration (BrAC). But alcohol concentration can also be measured transdermally—meaning “through the skin”. The SCRAM Continuous Alcohol Monitoring® (SCRAM CAM®) bracelet is based on the science of transdermal testing and can measure the wearer’s Transdermal Alcohol Concentration (TAC) via perspiration.
Domestic violence is a persistent issue across the country—one that has increased during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), 10 million people per year are physically abused by an intimate partner. Technology can play a critical role in safely monitoring perpetrators of domestic abuse and providing their victims with a sense of control.
Recently, the SCRAM Systems website underwent a redesign to modernize and solidify our message. With the help of CodeGeek, a custom website design and development company in Fort Collins, Colorado, our new website confidently portrays our mission: Solutions that Make a Difference.
For clients under community supervision, one common point of noncompliance revolves around proper electronic monitoring device upkeep—making it the officer’s job to constantly stay in contact with clients. But with SCRAM TouchPoint®, clients are automatically sent routine EM device notifications directly to their smartphone, helping increase client compliance and removing the need for officers to intervene.
Recently, the use of “sobriety tags”—or SCRAM Continuous Alcohol Monitoring® (SCRAM CAM®) devices—have launched across England and Wales to monitor individuals convicted of alcohol-related crimes. These individuals can be ordered to an Alcohol Abstinence Monitoring Requirement (AAMR), which is a sentencing power that requires the offender to wear a tag, and can be imposed as both a punitive and rehabilitative requirement.