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Remote Check-Ins: Saving Officer Time and Streamlining Client Monitoring

Community corrections departments across the country are harnessing the power of technology to streamline day-to-day tasks and client engagement. Probation and parole officers are using mobile technology, for example, to monitor and check-in with their clients. The SCRAM TouchPoint® remote check-in feature can not only save time for officers but help increase client compliance.

Alcohol Testing Technologies: SCRAM CAM® vs. EtG

Alcohol-involved clients need more than a one-size-fits all solution when it comes to supporting their sobriety. With so many different technologies available, it’s important that courts and agencies understand all the facts when determining which alcohol testing method to assign to each individual client. Read on to learn the differences between EtG testing and continuous alcohol monitoring technology.

Improve Client Communication with Secure, Text-Like Messaging

Text messaging is the most used method of communication among smartphone users—in fact, 97% of users text at least once a day. What if community corrections departments could leverage this increasingly popular method of communication in their daily client interactions? With the SCRAM TouchPoint® mobile app, officers can enhance client engagement by harnessing the ease and popularity of text messaging.

How Can Community Corrections Achieve Behavior Change More Efficiently?

The policy landscape for community corrections is rapidly changing. Supervision officers are being pressured to do their jobs faster, more efficiently, more effectively, and with fewer resources in order to keep up and adhere to new policies and policy changes. But how can corrections departments achieve this, all while implementing evidence-based practices into day-to-day decision making?

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Alcohol Testing Technologies: SCRAM CAM® vs. Breath Testing

With so many different alcohol monitoring technologies available, it can be challenging to determine which device or method will provide the best results for each individual client. It’s important that courts and agencies learn about the differences between breath testing and continuous alcohol monitoring technology before adding them to a client’s supervision plan.

Reducing the Noise: Automation Helps Community Corrections Manage More with Less

As jail depopulation continues to move inmates into community corrections programs, the demand has increased for these departments to effectively manage more clients with the same resources. Officers need smarter tools to navigate larger workloads and give clients the best opportunity to succeed in order to deliver on the promise that core corrections practices can impact recidivism.

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Simple Video Conferencing Integration with SCRAM TouchPoint®

As community supervision becomes modernized to fit today’s digital climate, probation and parole departments are relying on software and mobile apps to not only streamline client supervision but overcome challenges like the COVID-19 pandemic. SCRAM TouchPoint® now has a way to integrate video chat functionality to help community corrections departments communicate with clients face-to-face, safely and effectively.

[Case Study] SCRAM TouchPoint® Helps Columbia County Supervise Clients During COVID-19 Pandemic

The Columbia County Probation Department supervises justice-involved individuals through drug and alcohol testing, referring them for counseling and treatment, and maintaining a close view of how well clients are complying with court-ordered probation. This mission, combined with the intrinsic challenges faced by members of the community, is what led the department to implement the latest technology to successfully accomplish the task.

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Critical Efficiencies in Client Intake and Supervision Plan Assignment for Diverse Caseloads

Modern-day community supervision faces constant challenges—budget constraints, increasing officer responsibility, growing caseloads, and more. New technology is helping combat these challenges to make officers’ day-to-day tasks easier and more efficient and help probation and parole departments effectively integrate evidence-based practices (EBP) into existing policies and procedures to help clients succeed.

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