COLORADO: Smart Start Presents at the Colorado Collaborative Justice Conference (CCJC)

On the road

Conferences in the alcohol monitoring industry cover a range of topics applicable to those who attend. The Colorado Collaborative Justice Conference (CCJC) educates judicial audiences on hot topics such as DWI recidivism, and the tools needed to see success in clients court-ordered to alcohol monitoring programs.

 What is CCJC About?

CCJC promotes “collaborative and effective treatment responses” for individuals working toward sobriety. Topics presented will show “team-based approaches to offender treatment through the most up-to-date research, understanding effective collaborative efforts and broadening the understanding of individual agency roles within the criminal justice system.”

‘The Three-Legged Stool’

Tomorrow, Smart Start’s Jacquie Sheehey, Director of Marketing and S.M.A.R.T. Mobile Solutions, will be alongside APPA Fellow, Mark Stodola, and Arizona Drug Court Administrator, Susan Alameda, to discuss reducing DWI recidivism at CCJC.

Their presentation is called, ‘The Three-Legged Stool: Balancing Community Supervision, Treatment and Technology to Reduce DWI Recidivism.’

One portion of the presentation is effective technologies for clients, whether it is a continuous, random or portable type of monitoring. One size does not fit all, and the tools needed for effective alcohol monitoring is situation-based. Smart Start will also present on how matching technologies to the risk level and behavior of the client will lead to a more effective outcome.

Advanced Alcohol Monitoring Technology

As technology continues to change, portable devices become more frequent in use. They are being geared more toward a specific risk level of clients, whether high, medium, or low-risk. They can also provide immediate violation notifications.

Another piece of effective alcohol monitoring technology is the Ignition Interlock Device. Nationwide, states with mandatory Interlock laws saw a .8 decrease in deaths for every 100,000 people per year.

The presentation will be from 1 to 2:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Mariott DRC. The conference will start May 31 and end June 2.