SCRAM can help Crown Attorneys with cases involving alcohol abuse such as impaired driving, domestic assault, or any pattern of criminal behaviour associated with alcohol.
If an accused person or offender is wearing SCRAM, you can be confident that if he or she drinks, it will be reported and you will have the evidence you need for a breach charge. The accused or offender pays for the monitoring (we make a sliding scale available for those who cannot afford the full cost). In the event of a breach, we report to the police and provide the Crown with reports and testimony, all at no cost to the Crown.
With SCRAM as part of the plan, you can offer pre-trial release and resolutions that are attractive to the defence while also satisfying the public’s interest in punishment, rehabilitation, public safety and reduced incarceration costs.
We urge Crowns to consider SCRAM for use in any case where alcohol is a factor. Some suggestions for ways that Crowns can use SCRAM include:
Please contact us to learn more, to arrange a presentation to you and your staff, or to refer a case.