No Detention Necessary

No Detention Necessary
  • 01 Jun 2017 - 31 Oct 2019
  • Status: Past
  • Poland
  • Shaping the Future of European Migration Governance
  • Stowarzyszenie Interwencji Prawnej

Led by Stowarzyszenie Interwencji Prawnej (Association for Legal Intervention, SIP), this project explores an alternative to detention based on the Community Assessment and Placement (CAP) model of the International Detention Coalition (IDC) in Poland. It involves migrants undergoing return procedures, with a focus on vulnerable groups such as families and victims of violence. The pilot is based around holistic case management offered to 25 people for 2 years, with the objective of minimising absconding and promoting case resolution by exploring opportunities for regularisation as well as encouraging individuals’ engagement with the return process. The project also aims to contribute to the promotion of alternatives and to provide evidence and arguments to extend the scope of alternatives to detention at national and EU level.