Supporting Bail and Sentencing Reform With Community Supervision
With 2.2 million incarcerated Americans across the country—a 500% increase over the last 40 years—bail and sentencing reform offers opportunities for the criminal justice system to significantly reduce prison and jail populations. Changes in law and sentencing policy contribute to this increase and long prison and jail sentences create barriers to successful reintegration. But successful reentry planning combined with technology-driven programs and services can positively impact outcomes for justice-involved populations.
The SCRAM Systems suite of alcohol and location monitoring devices, software, and services help ease the burden of reentry by providing structure and flexibility into the community supervision process. Evidence-based program models that properly assess a client’s risk and need to improve client outcomes and reduce recidivism more effectively than imprisonment. By leveraging technology, community supervision can enable courts and agencies to easily monitor clients while decreasing the dependence on incarceration.
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Properly assessing a client’s risk and need levels are crucial when determining the type and intensity of their supervision requirements. Our software solutions work with risk assessment tools to help compile a client’s criminal, mental health, substance abuse history, and more so officers can assign an effective monitoring regimen.
Funding challenges are a common reason courts and jurisdictions hesitate to add intensive alcohol and location monitoring to their programs. However, electronic monitoring services can be funded locally by the courts or service user payment plans, saving money by leaving jail space for only the most dangerous criminals.
As decriminalization laws are developed, jurisdictions need to find new ways to assess the risk and need of criminal justice populations. Our electronic monitoring and mobile check-in solutions give jurisdictions the tools they need to supervise those who are not incarcerated.
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Alcohol, location, and mobile monitoring options can be used in combination to supervise less violent clients and allow them to remain accountable and active in their community. SCRAM monitoring technology is integrated with our online software platforms to create a customized solution to further increase supervision program efficiency and efficacy.
Client Monitoring Solutions
OPTIONS TO SUPPORT BAIL & SENTENCING REFORM
CONTINUOUS ALCOHOL MONITORING
SCRAM Remote Breath Pro
REMOTE ALCOHOL BREATH TESTING
GPS LOCATION MONITORING
SCRAM House Arrest
HOUSE ARREST MONITORING
SMARTPHONE-BASED CLIENT ENGAGEMENT
EBP Decision Support
EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICES DECISION MAKING
By applying behavioral science and analytics to agency policies, Nexus integrates evidence-based practices into day-to-day decision-making, guiding officers through daily workflows that help improve client outcomes.
ELECTRONIC MONITORING CASELOAD MANGEMENT
SCRAM Optix brings entire supervision caseloads and every SCRAM client monitoring device into one, integrated easy-to-use platform. Officers can work alerts, view client information, and run advanced analytics and reports.
EBP Decision Support
SUPERVISION AND MONITORING PROGRAM MANAGEMENT
SCRAM 247 allows officers to seamlessly manage all clients and testing methods on one, easy-to-use platform. Dynamic analytics and reporting tools help officers gain valuable insights to assess program and client progress.
SCRAM Monitoring Services
This is where it all comes together. With a variety of value-add services available, we help courts and agencies efficiently and effectively manage client compliance and increase program effectiveness while supporting community supervision.
It’s important for the program to be rigorous enough so that they think ‘I don’t want to go through it again. And at the same time, when they successfully complete the program, they can also say they’ve done something good for their lives.– Wilbert Pryor, Chief Deputy District Attorney, Caddo Parish, LA
Criminal Justice Facts
The Sentencing Project
The Marshall Project
The Marshall Project
Correctional Populations in the United States (2014)
Bureau of Justice Statistics
One in 31: The Long Reach of American Corrections (2009)
The Pew Charitable Trusts
The Price of Prisons
The Vera Institute
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