Havasu News | June 15, 2017
The Lake Havasu City Veterans Court last week received a $20,000 grant toward its use of Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitoring (SCRAM) ankle monitors.
The money was granted by the Arizona Disabled Veterans Foundation to representatives from Havasu’s Disabled American Veterans (DAV) group in a June 8 ceremony in Tucson. DAV quickly gave that money to the Veterans Court, which attempts to monitor and educate veterans who have entered Havasu’s criminal justice system. The court’s aim is to reduce recidivism among Havasu’s veteran community and assist such veterans in leading normal, productive lives. According to DAV organizer Bud Watts, the ankle monitors can help.
“The problem the Veterans Court has is…they’re a court,” Watts said. “They don’t have a bank account to accept donations like this. We stepped in and applied for a grant for the court. In this case, it’s for SCRAM devices, specifically to monitor people for alcohol use.”