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!
Call2Test announced today the launch of ConnectComply, a new mobile app that provides drug court administrators with the solution for managing random drug test scheduling. The mobile app is easy to use, economic and can fit drug court programs large and small.
In a March 28, 2018, news release, Ed Larson, president of Call2Test LLC, called ConnectComply the answer to drug court demands for “effectively managing growing rosters of offenders that assures compliance with industry benchmarks.”
According to the US Dept. of Justice, of the 3,100 drug courts now operational across the country, half are organized for adult drug treatment. The department notes that drug courts are proven effective in reducing drug use relapse and criminal recidivism. Key to their success are random drug and alcohol testing to hold participants accountable for their activities.
To assure judicial oversight that drug court random testing programs are administered properly, the National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP) established drug and alcohol testing best practices for program administrators. A key component of an effective program includes the ability to manage and secure daily random testing schedules and produce meaningful assessments of program outcomes.
With ConnectComply, efficient management of offender rosters, automatic detection of non-compliance, and fast report generation for individuals and program overviews.
“ConnectComply is fast, easy to use and economical,” Larson said. “With the widespread acceptance of smartphones, drug test check-ins with a selfie give administrators a new level of confidence in offender compliance.”
For more, see the Call2Test news release
Contact us for answers and to schedule a demo.
Do you manage more than one department within your facility? Or have different locations? Our latest feature that will help ease the work of managing separate facilities. With a single log-in, you can toggle multiple calendars so you can easily keep track of everything you need all in one place. Want to add multiple calendars to your account? Contact your account manager today.
As the leader in random drug and alcohol test scheduling, Call2test is pleased to announce its call-in system is compliant with the NADCP Best Practice Standards. The standard recommends a 2/7 daily testing probability for drug court clients. The association suggests that this program reduces missed and dirty tests, and decreases recidivism.
Under a 2/7 probability, clients have a 2 out of 7 chance at testing every day of the week. As a result, clients are truly unable to know when and if they are done testing for the week. The program administrator can easily set a minimum number of tests per week in addition to a testing probability to create an ideal random testing schedule. The Call2Test system also generates reports demonstrating program compliance with NADCP best practices.
From the NADCP Best Practices manual 2015
Drug and alcohol testing is most effective when performed on a random basis (ASAM, 2013; ASAM, 2010; Auerbach, 2007; Carver, 2004; Cary, 2011; Harrell & Kleiman, 2002; McIntire et al., 2007). If participants know in advance when they will be tested, they can adjust the timing of their usage or take other countermeasures, such as excessive fluid consumption, to defraud the tests (McIntire & Lessenger, 2007). Random drug testing elicits significantly higher percentages of positive tests than prescheduled testing, suggesting that many participants can evade detection if they have advance notice about when testing will occur (Harrison, 1997).
Random testing means the odds of being tested are the same on any given day of the week, including weekends and holidays. For example, if a participant is scheduled to be drug tested two times per week, then the odds of being tested should be two in seven (28%) on every day of the week. For this reason, Drug Courts should not schedule their testing regimens in seven-day or weekly blocks, which is a common practice. Assume, for example, that a participant is randomly selected for drug testing on Monday and Wednesday of a given week. If testing is scheduled in weekly blocks, then the odds of that same participant being selected again for testing on Thursday will be zero. In behavioral terms, this is referred to as a respite from detection, which can lead to increased drug or alcohol use owing to the absence of negative consequences (Marlowe & Wong, 2008).
Likewise, the odds of being tested for drugs and alcohol should be the same on weekends and holidays as on any other day of the week (Marlowe, 2012). Weekends and holidays are high-risk times for drug and alcohol use (Kirby et al., 1995; Marlatt & Gordon, 1985). Providing a respite from detection during high-risk times reduces the randomness of testing and undermines the central aims of a drug-testing program (ASAM, 2013).
We hope to see all our friends and customers at this years NADCP show in Anaheim, CA. Look for the Call2test booth and say hello. Any one of our customers that brings a friend and signs up for a demo will receive a free gift. See you soon in Anaheim!
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.