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Information Sessions on Alcohol Monitoring and Electronic Monitoring

New Options in Criminal and Family Law

Friday 3rd February 2012 07:59

Audience: Judges, Justices of the Peace, Criminal Defence Counsel, Crown Attorneys, Family Lawyers and Mediators, Child Protection Lawyers, Lawmakers, Police, Probation/Parole, Victims’ Groups, Offender Re-entry Programs, Domestic Violence Programs, Impaired Driving Programs, Addiction Services, Child Protection Workers, all those with an interest in Criminal and Family Law

Four sessions to choose from - attend the session that best suits your schedule: Session 1: Thursday February 9th, 2012 12:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Session 2: Thursday February 9th, 2012 4:45 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.
Session 3: Friday February 10th, 2012 12:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Session 4: Friday February 10th, 2012 4:45 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.

Queen Street Commons Boardroom, 224 Queen Street, Charlottetown - next to the Parkade


SPACE IS LIMITED – please RSVP to peter@recoveryscience.ca

There are two unique things about the SCRAMx ankle bracelet: (1) the technology, which tests the wearer for alcohol consumption every 30 minutes (and can also electronically monitor compliance with curfew/house arrest conditions) and (2) the business model, which makes the monitoring service available without the need for governments or agencies to purchase any equipment or enter any service contracts. SCRAMx service will soon be available on PEI.

“What makes SCRAMx so exciting are the new ideas, approaches and solutions that it makes possible for addressing alcohol-related cases”, says presenter Peter Marshall, an Ontario lawyer who, after learning of SCRAMx when researching ways to help a client prove she was sober, decided it was a valuable tool that should be made available in Canada. “When alcohol is the primary risk factor, SCRAMx’s intensive level of supervision creates more community-based alternatives to incarceration and, in family law, more options for resolving custody/access cases and addressing child protection concerns.”
SCRAMx is well established in the U.S., having now monitored over 200,000 individuals and being credited there with helping save taxpayers millions of dollars by reducing jail populations while still protecting public safety and improving outcomes for individuals, families and communities.

Peter and his team at Recovery Science Corporation, the Canadian service provider for SCRAMx, have now monitored about 40 individuals since introducing the service in Ontario in 2010. Ontario courts have been receptive to its use, and it has now been used there for bail, conditional and intermittent sentences, to avoid apprehension of a child or exclusion of a parent from the home, as an alternative to supervised access, as an assessment tool, as evidence of sobriety in sentencing hearings and family law proceedings, and to assist in addiction treatment.

These sessions are designed to provide information about the technology, the ways it has been incorporated into programs large and small throughout the US, its use so far in Canada, and to inspire ideas and dialogue about how it can best be put to use on PEI.

If you are interested but not available to attend, please contact Peter Marshall at peter@recoveryscience.ca or 1-866-227-5232 – he will be happy to answer your questions or schedule an alternative time to meet with you.

For more background on SCRAMx, please visit www.recoveryscience.ca and www.alcoholmonitoring.com

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