Child Protection

Child Protection

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Alcohol Monitoring for Child Protection Cases

When alcohol is an issue in a child protection case, our service provides an objective source for monitoring a parent’s alcohol consumption. Depending on the circumstances of the case, we can help create an alternative to children being removed from a parent’s care, an alternative to supervised access, and/or an independent means of proving a parent’s true drinking behaviour.

Alcohol monitoring can help Children’s Aid Societies service alcohol-related cases more efficiently and less intrusively.

When a parent acknowledges an alcohol problem, monitoring can help them prove that they are getting the problem under control, help keep children in their care or have them returned sooner, or have unsupervised access.

When a parent denies allegations of alcohol abuse, monitoring enables them to take a proactive step to prove their sobriety.

Available Alcohol Monitoring Solutions for Child Protection Cases

SCRAM Continuous Alcohol Monitoring in Canada

An ankle bracelet that transdermally monitors the wearer for alcohol 24/7.

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SCRAM Remote Breath Monitoring in Canada

A device that works just like a portable roadside breath testing device.

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Motherisk: Tainted Tests & Broken Families

This Fifth Estate episode and the related article include the story of a mother who used Recovery Science’s alcohol monitoring program to refute positive hair tests from the Motherisk Lab – she succeeded in having her children returned to her care.