Continuous Transdermal Alcohol Monitoring: An Agency Administrator’s Guide

Continuous alcohol monitoring (CAM) is a technology that can facilitate the identification and monitoring of drinking behavior among offenders. This technology is designed to test insensible perspiration (vaporous sweat) excreted through the skin for the presence of alcohol. More recently, the technology has evolved into a non-invasive bracelet that monitors alcohol consumption 24/7 from any location. Since 2003, over 40 American states have implemented the Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitor (SCRAM®) and more than 54,000 offenders have been monitored to date. When properly implemented, this technology can enhance the supervision of alcohol-abusing offenders and improve the efficiency of monitoring. This document is the third in a three-part series. The report has been developed for agency administrators who are implementing CAM in their agency to supervise offenders. It seeks to address their concerns regarding the implementation of new supervision strategies in general, and continuous alcohol monitoring technology in particular. It provides guidance on a variety of issues including cultivating leadership, fostering agency and stakeholder partnerships, organizing community support , developing a supervision strategy, creating and maintaining training opportunities, generating funding, and designing an evaluation.


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  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 34p

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  • Accession Number: 01100380
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780920071601
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 16 2008 3:21PM