The 24/7 Sobriety Program Service will be moved to downtown Great Falls as of July 1.
Cascade County commissioners approved for Compliance Monitoring Systems LLC to take the program over.
Cascade County Undersheriff Cory Reeves said they will provide twice daily breath testing, SCRAM, PharmChem Drug Patch and urinalysis testing. They will also report participant violations.
“As you guys are well aware, the jail overcrowding is still an issue, so this is just one piece of the puzzle to help lower that,” Reeves said.
Commissioner Jane Weber said the new location will be an on-bus route so that participants who do not have drivers licenses will now have public transportation to the program.
“I thank the sheriff’s office for considering taking this away from the sheriff’s responsibility and placing [it] into private contractor’s hands so we could have that allowance for participants,” Weber said.
There will be no cost to the county as a result of the change.