In 2019, Call2test will expand its presence at law enforcement and drug treatment events. We’re kicking things off with NYADTCP and APPA. In addition to those great events, you’ll be able to find Call2test staff at the following events:
We’ve been hard at work on improving Call2test and ConnectComply, and have some exciting new features to share. The majority of these enhancements can be found in ConnectComply, our mobile app. Many of our courts have already made the switch to mobile-app-based check-ins with ConnectComply. We’ve had some really positive feedback!
Introducing Call2test and ConnectComply’s New Support Center!
Learn more about using Call2test and ConnectComply with our Support Center!
As anyone who has used Call2test and ConnectComply will tell you, they’re both very intuitive. But we recognize you may need a little guidance, especially while getting started. As a result, we’ve created a ConnectComply and Call2test Support Center. The site functions as an online tool to aid you with the use and management of our software. Go to support.call2test.com to take a look.
About the Site
The Support Center site is broken up into categories based on the layout of Call2test itself; Account Settings, Calendars, Client Set Up, Reports, and Settings. Topics include adding staff and clients, using multiple calendars, setting test types, and more. Additionally, we’ll be adding more articles and fine-tuning those that already exist.
A special section is also devoted to our mobile app, ConnectComply. Here you’ll find a ‘Getting Started with ConnectComply’ walkthrough video. If you are unfamiliar with our app, this is a great way to quickly learn more.
In addition to our support articles, we also feature a Frequently Asked Question page. Each entry further explains some of the uses of our tools. For example, some articles featured are Client Groups, Testing Windows, and Testing Profiles.
Other Ways to Get Help
However, we know you may still need help. Visit our Contact page on the Support Center to reach us. This page will guide you on how to connect with someone for additional assistance. This includes our support telephone number, a contact form, and instructions on how to use our live chat support on manage.call2test.com.
We’ve built Call2test to be an easy-to-use drug testing notification system and hope ConnectComply replaces confusing probation color code systems. If there are any support articles you’d like to see here, please contact your account executive and let them know today.
Hotchkiss saw a gap in the tech used in the drug court and probation industry. As a result, he helped launch Call2test in 2009. The cloud-based suite replaces outdated drug testing color systems still used by many courts. His background ranges from starting a successful web-consulting agency and also working for a Silicon-valley startup. Therefore, Hotchkiss was well poised to innovate in the industry.
In March 2018, Sam and Call2test’s development team released ConnectComply. This new tool allows drug court clients to take a “selfie” to check into their court-ordered program. In other words, Call2test and ConnectComply simplify the process with a single, easy-to-use interface. ConnectComply will also add new features in the coming months. These changes will make it a cost-effective, probation curfew check and house arrest app with electronic monitoring.
Sam is a frequent attendee of industry trade shows and conferences and looks forward to seeing many familiar faces at upcoming events.
Call2test is proud to be a participant in the 19th annual National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP) Conference in Washington, D.C. The conference, which runs July 14-17, is an annual meeting and trade show for the drug court, mental health, and justice industries. Exhibitors include providers of drug testing kits and equipment, monitoring devices, law enforcement agencies, addiction treatment centers, healthcare providers, and more.
Don’t forget to stop by our booth (#203), we’re more than happy to answer any questions you may have. In addition to brochures and information on how you can try call2test, we’ll have Call2test stickers and a chance to win an iPad or Kindle!
Time Magazine has reported on a fairly new trend – “smoking” alcohol. The method, which typically requires a special device to vaporize the liquor, first appeared around 2004. Why smoke alcohol rather than drink it? There are no calories ingested.
Aside from the dangers to the lungs and nasal cavity, the downside of this method is that the user is not able to measure the amount of alcohol they’ve ingested.
“It’s also much harder to know just how much alcohol you’re consuming in one sitting if you’re not stringently measuring. If a cup of alcohol is poured into a bottle and then vaporized, the drinker cannot tell if they are inhaling a few sips or the whole cup, since the liquid remains in the bottle.”
Methods range from creating vapor with dry ice, using a hookah, DIY vaporizers made with a bicycle pump and an empty bottle to commercial products (some of which are banned in the U.S.).
Also covered in the article are other trends like pouring alcohol into the eye and snorting bourbon. Both of these trends, like smoking, allow the alcohol to enter the bloodstream more quickly by bypassing the stomach.
Did you know that over 1.4 million Americans were arrested for driving under the influence in 2010? And over 4.8 million people in the country were on probation or parole in 2011?
The majority of organizations will manage their offenders with outdated or overly-complicated systems. Typically, it’s nothing more than a spreadsheet and an answering machine. For current systems to work, an employee must record a new daily voice message based on a randomly created cycle. This means many wasted hours with no guarantee of randomization.
So how does Call2test differ? Once you’ve entered an offender into the web-based system, Call2test will handle the rest. Simply provide the offender with a telephone number and their randomly generated call-in PIN. They’ll hear an automated voice system letting them know they’re due to report. It’s that easy.
Concerned about privacy? Call2test only requires a first name or anonymous ID number of your choosing. Have many groups to manage? No problem. You can group offenders by location, testing center, type offense, or any other criteria that you find necessary. You can excuse a group for holidays and closures, or even excuse an individual offender as needed. Call2test makes managing offenders easy for overworked and underfunded municipalities and eliminates the guesswork. And because it’s web-based, there’s no need to worry about upgrades.