EMASS is a privately owned company founded in 1991 by Founder and President, Michael L. Smith. We provide a variety of services to the Courts and Criminal Justice System and individuals who are dealing with substance abuse related or other legal problems. Our services include Private Probation Supervision, Pre-sentence Investigations, SATOP service for DWI offenders, Domestic Violence Counseling and Education Seminars, Driver Improvement Programs, Alcohol Drug Education Programs and traditional Electronic (House Arrest) Monitoring.
A couple of years ago, Michael L. Smith, President at EMASS, decided to offer SCRAMx in numerous jurisdictions in Eastern Missouri. "There is a critical need for this type of testing system which is ideal for problematic DWI/DUI offenders and other alcohol related offenses such as: Assault, Domestic Violence, or even Child Custody issues. SCRAM (Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitor) is designed specifically for applications in long term alcohol monitoring programs where abstinence is required, SCRAMx (Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitorx) includes a bracelet-modem combination like a home-arrest system. The staff at EMASS believes very strongly that it is important to provide this type of technology to the Criminal Justice System in that this technology can potentially have a great impact on both the individual and Public Safety. Dealing with alcohol offenders usually includes a comprehensive program of sanctions, education, and treatment. The more information available to assess individuals and detect whether they are in compliance with their Court-Ordered mandates, the better the chance they will successfully complete the supervision and be safely reintegrated into the community." Please view our website to find out more information about our services and the SCRAMx product.
Recent Press Releases
January 11, 2016 - St. Charles, MO - Michael L. Smith, President/CEO, is pleased to announce that Gregory LaCombe, has been retained as Director of Operations for Eastern Missouri Alternative Sentencing Services, In. (EMASS) effective January 11, 2016. View more information regarding the announcement by visiting our our Press Room.
August 5, 2015 - St. Charles, MO - CARF International announced that Eastern Missouri Alternative Sentencing Services, Inc. has been accredited for a period of three years for its Court Treatment: Alcohol and Other Drugs/Addictions (Adults) and Outpatient Treatment: Alcohol and Other Drugs/Addictions (Adults) programs. This is the first accreditation that the international accrediting body, CARF, has awarded to Eastern Missouri Alternative Sentencing Services, Inc. You can read the announcement made by EMASS President, Michael L. Smith via the pdf link below.
June 18, 2015 - EMASS has exciting news from our partners at SCRAM® Systems regarding the long awaited National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) study on DUI recidivism. ON our website’s products page, you can link to our partner page. You can read about a new press release from SCRAM, a new study shows the prevalence of DUI recidivism. The NHTSA conducted a study in April of 2015 focusing on technologies used to combat drunk driving. Repeat offenders nearly eliminated their use of alcohol while on these devices. In one of two jurisdictions of the study, those who wore the alcohol monitoring bracelets for a period of ninety days significantly reduced the rate of recidivism.
“The data showed that wearing CAM delayed recidivism by up to 43% and that fewer than 2% of CAM users re-offended while being monitored. Most notably, in Nebraska program assignment to CAM for at least 90 days was associated with 113% decreased rate of recidivism.”
“SCRAM Systems Press Releases.” - Alcohol Monitoring Systems. Web. 18June2015.
You can read the attached report via the pdf link below.
June 18, 2015 - Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence in 2014 coordinated the fifth-ever statewide census of the number and type of sexual violence services provided in the staet during one week. The census was conducted Sept. 15-22,2014. Read more via the pdf link below..
April 25, 2015 - EMASS was a proud SUN sponsor for the Rise Above Foundation Four Person Scramble Event. The Rise Above Foundation’s Mission: “Raise scholarship funds for at-risk graduating seniors in Lincoln County who have overcome obstacles and are motivated to “Rise Above” for their future. EMASS President, Michael L. Smith hosted a foursome of golfers for this event.
April 11, 2015 - EMASS was a proud sponsor, participant and contributor to the FAST (Foster Adoption Support Team) Trivia Night. FAST is a non-profit organization which offers a food pantry, special events for the kids, advocacy moral and financial support. To find out more about FAST, visit their website at www.fosteradoptscc.org.
November 9, 2014 - EMASS joins Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence - EMASS President, Michael L. Smith, noted that EMASS was recently accepted into the Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence (MCADSV). “We are very honored to be accepted into such a hard working and respected organization. I would encourage everyone to become acquainted with MCADSV and its mission statement.” commented Mr. Smith. To find out more about MCADSV, visit their website at www.mocadsv.org.
October 22, 2014 - EMASS was sponsor at the First Annual Teen Drug Summit - St. Charles County, Missouri - Prosecuting Attorney Tim Lohmar partnered with the St. Charles County Drug Court and the Drug Task Force to host the first annual Teen Drug Summit. Over 300 middle school students from both the private and public schools attended the all-day event.
August 11, 2014 - Our flagship technology, the SCRAM CAM system is the worlds most widely used and trusted 24/7 transdermal alcohol testing system, for use with high-risk, hardcore DUI alcohol offenders. It combines 24/7 alcohol testing with optional house arrest monitoring in a single device.
July 21, 2014 - The Lincoln County Domestic Violence Court Advisory Committee held a Domestic Violence Workshop for EMASS (Eastern Missouri Alternative Sentencing Services), attorneys, law enforcement, probation and patrol, counselors, therapists and victim advocates. (Lincoln County Journal)
March 1, 2014 - It is a great honor to announce that EMASS has extended their Memorandum of Understanding with St. Charles county DWI Court to begin providing SCRAMx and House Arrest Supervision services to their DWI clients to three years.
February 11, 2014 - ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - Technology that sniffs your skin is helping people stay out of jail and sober up. It’s an ankle bracelet called SCRAMx. Watch the video and read the story featured on FOX 2 News KTVI featuring Eastern Missouri Alternative Sentencing Services, Inc. (EMASS) and President Michael L. Smith.
See additional video from Fox 2 News from Chris Hayes on the Veterans Drug Court in St. Charles County and how they assist Veterans.