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The Verdict is In: Efficacy of Continuous Alcohol Monitoring, Evidentiary Standards, and the Burden of Proof

Treatment courts are designed around the goal of guiding clients on the road to recovery and breaking the cycle of addiction. There are many alcohol testing methodologies used to help achieve this mission. Continuous alcohol monitoring is the method that brings to the table the largest body of peer-reviewed research and decades of court-validated hearings.

This webinar will inform and educate key treatment court professionals (including coordinators, judges, prosecutors, public defenders, law enforcement, probation, and others) about the role continuous alcohol monitoring plays in supporting the journey of alcohol-involved treatment court participants.

The Honorable Greg Pinski’s unique qualifications as a retired District Court Judge enable him to guide listeners through key legal standards and court rulings that impact the use of continuous alcohol monitoring in treatment courts. He is joined by Lisa Kennedy, Director of Judicial Services for SCRAM Systems, who discusses court admissibility, reporting standards, common defenses, and the science behind transdermal alcohol testing technology.

The Honorable Greg Pinski (Ret.)
Montana District Court Judge

Lisa Kennedy, J.D.
Director of Judicial Services
SCRAM Systems

Making a Difference for Treatment Court Clients

SCRAM Continuous Alcohol Monitoring® (SCRAM CAM®) is helping communities across the U.S. address alcohol-impaired driving and supporting treatment court clients on their road to recovery. Alcohol monitoring can be a key factor in helping these clients get and stay sober and compliant.

In fact, over 90% of high-risk drunk drivers supervised with SCRAM CAM said that their monitoring helped them stay sober because:

  • It kept them accountable and compliant—they know if they drink, they will get caught
  • It acts as a constant reminder to abstain from alcohol
  • It provides a clear reason to resist peer pressure to drink
  • It prevents drinking around random testing schedules
The SCRAM CAM bracelet uses transdermal testing to detect alcohol through the skin.

If it weren’t for SCRAM CAM, I’d be in jail and/or still drinking. It has helped keep me sober for almost a year. Lifesaver!

– SCRAM CAM Participant