Because SCRAM monitors the wearer for alcohol consumption 24/7, it makes solutions possible in child protection cases that are not possible with self-reports or other forms of testing alone. Consider using SCRAM for:
Continuous alcohol monitoring using the SCRAM ankle bracelet provides objective, reliable evidence of a person’s drinking behaviour, eliminating the he-said, she-said problem that arises when one party alleges that the other abuses alcohol. This allows counsel, the parties, and the Court to focus on developing pragmatic solutions and helps reduce the cost and acrimony of alcohol-related family litigation.
In cases where there are disputed allegations of alcohol abuse, SCRAM can be used to quickly establish actual consumption patterns. Where alcohol misuse has been established, SCRAM monitoring can be used to devise graduated plans for increasing access or returning a child to a parent`s care. There may be cases where the degree of supervision required for access can be reduced or eliminated if the parent is being monitored by SCRAM. In cases of domestic violence associated with alcohol, monitoring may be useful during a reintegration of the offending parent into the home. SCRAM can also help a client be more successful in treatment by providing an external locus of control and the knowledge that they can’t get away with denying or minimizing their consumption.
Please contact us to discuss a specific case, or to start a conversation about how your agency can use SCRAM in ways that help achieve better outcomes and are consistent with your agency’s approach to child protection work.