Technology to Enhance the Human Side of Corrections
Breathalytics aims to eliminate the manual labor of PBT alcohol screening to free up time for correctional officers to focus on making meaningful breakthroughs with clients.
Maximizing Your Daily Impact
As a correctional officer, you experience the raw and personal side of the criminal justice system first-hand. You understand that every case is unique, and facilitating lasting behavioral change requires much more than following a set of procedures. There are certain things your clients need that only a trained and caring professional can provide. Our mission is to free you from menial tasks so that you can devote more of your time and energy to helping your clients get their lives back on track.
Why Alcohol Monitoring Matters
It’s easy to overlook the importance of alcohol monitoring when dealing with narcotic epidemics. However, studies have shown that exclusive drug testing programs can have the unintended consequence of pushing clients to heavy alcohol use during their time under supervision. We believe that an extended period of substance-free living is an essential element to building new daily habits and creating lasting behavioral change.
Consistent Testing, Sanctions and Rewards
One of the most important aspects of effective alcohol monitoring is ‘consistency’. This applies to frequency of testing, response to violations, and positive reinforcement for reaching goals. The Breathalytics platform was designed to help your department maintain immaculate consistency in each of these areas with customizable testing intervals, personalized violation instructions, and sequential milestones for progressing from one testing program to the next. And, unlike remote testing devices, the kiosk is typically located on-site, making it easy to apprehend and quickly administer sanctions when violations occur.
Automation Tailored to your Workflow
Rather than starting your meetings off with a PBT test and a series of standard questions, have your clients check-in at the kiosk so you can jump right into the more specialized portion of your session.
Immediate Violation Response
As the kiosks will often be located in law enforcement buildings, proper sanctions are able to be carried out swiftly following a violation. Our software instantly notifies the responding officer with personalized violation instructions.
In many cases, it’s helpful to bring the client along with less frequent testing intervals as they progress. Our scheduling software allows you to pre-set staggered sentences so that clients can seamlessly transition from one level to the next.
Once a client is assigned to a testing Program, the only time you will need to take action is when they have failed or missed a test. You will receive a text and/or email immediately when this happens.
Let’s face it, drinking is often done in the evenings when most correctional officers are off duty. Because the kiosk doesn’t keep normal working hours, you are able to hold your clients accountable day and night.
Keeping people in the community whenever possible should be the goal. The kiosk will make it more convenient for your clients to get their testing in without conflicting with work schedules or other responsibilities.
Request a Free Trial
Adding a new alcohol monitoring platform is a big decision, and Breathalytics believes you should be able to try it before you buy it. Contact us today to discuss your agency’s specific needs and learn about our free trial platform.