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Electronic Home Monitoring (EHM) and SCRAM Services

SCRAM (Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitoring): Moon Security Services is an authorized SCRAM service provider offering community-based SCRAM services to the criminal justice system with programs in Washington, Idaho and Oregon.

While blood and breath tests only measure sobriety at a specific point in time, SCRAM samples the offender's sweat every thirty minutes. This gives you complete 24/7 coverage, rather than just a snapshot look at when your offenders are on their best behavior.

Cost-Effective, Automated Testing

Transdermal testing has a low cost per test, so multiple tests can be administered for the same cost as one blood or breath test. Using SCRAM also costs significantly less than incarceration.

  • Offers a low cost per test
  • Costs significantly less than incarceration
  • Requires no labor after installation or appointments to administer tests other than occasional maintenance on the equipment
  • Is physically non-invasive and minimally disruptive on the offender's daily activities

Court Acceptance

Continuous transdermal alcohol monitoring technology (the basis of SCRAM) has been accepted in evidentiary hearings across the country, with most resulting in favorable Frye or Daubert rulings.

AMS has an excellent track record of defending SCRAM in numerous court cases, and the vast majority of judges hearing cases involving SCRAM have recognized that the device is accurate, reliable, and generally accepted.

SCRAM / EHM Reference Guide

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  • Defendant or Probationer ordered - Pretrial or Post-Sentencing - to SCRAM / EHM Program for:
    • DUI
    • Domestic Violence
    • Juvenile
    • Family Court / Child Visitation
    • Other crimes in which alcohol is a contributing factor
SCRAM / EHM Directive
  • Judge signs court order or referral directive as provided by Moon Security Services, Inc. (Moon), including start date and length of monitoring
  • Directive emailed or faxed to Moon.
SCRAM / EHM Installation
  • Defendant must contact Moon for appointment within 24 hours of receiving directive/referral
  • Defendant reports for Installation process at specified Moon location
  • Defendant must provide Moon with all pertinent court documentation
  • Moon notifies Court of Installation or Failure to Enroll
SCRAM / EHM Monitoring and Reporting
  • Defendant must abide by terms outlined in the SCRAM / EHM Participant Agreement
  • Defendant can be monitored for:
    • Continuous alcohol monitoring (CAM) only
    • Both CAM and EM (house arrest / curfew / RF based) - each bracelet is dual-technology capable.
  • CAM non-compliance violations will be reported within 24 hours of the confirmation, and includes:
    • Alcohol confirmed consumption
    • Attempts to Tamper with or circumvent the technology
    • Failure to download data as directed by terms of the court and the SCRAM Program
  • EM noncompliance will be reported by standard or priority notification as specified by the Court or Agency:
    • Includes violation of EM schedule parameters
  • EHM real time GPS monitoring
    • EHM non-compliance violations will be reported by standard or priority notification as specified by the Court
  • Moon will provide regular status reports per Court or Agency-preferred frequency.
Court Support
  • A Moon representative is available to appear in Court at a fee to the Defendant
Program Completion
  • Moon must receive Court notification of removal, unless otherwise stated on the court order
  • SCRAM / EHM Program is deemed successfully completed when Defendant:
    • Completes SCRAM / EHM monitoring period without violation
    • Has returned all equipment, cords and chargers in good condition and is removed by a Moon staff member
    • Has paid all SCRAM / GPS fees in full, at which time Moon issues a report of completion to the Court
  • Specific price lists for SCRAM / EHM Program fees are provided by Moon on a Court-by-Court basis
Contact Information
  • Sara McDaniel, Court Liaison, Spokane Division, Moon Security Services, Inc.
  • Direct: 509.624-8345, ext. 3
  • Toll-free: 888.262.1371, ext. 3

Location Local Toll-free
Pasco 509-545-1881 888-262-1371 opt 2
Spokane 509-624-8345 x3 888-262-1371 opt 3
Kirkland 425-821-0400 888-262-1371 opt 1
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