A new framework
The Community Assesment and Placement framework combines mechanisms to prevent unnecessary detention with strategies for effective and humane case resolution in the community. CAP ensures governments have a clear understanding of the diversity within the population of asylum seekers and irregular migrants in order to make informed decisions on placement, support and management.
The CAP framework reduces the financial and human cost of immigration detention and avoids wrongful and unnecessary detention. It maximises management and case resolution in the community.
Implementing the CAP model
Governments in partnership with civil society can work in five stages on implementing CAP. Find out more in the introduction to the handbook for policy makers. The IDC can provide support and make connections on a national, regional and international level.
Get the handbook on CAP
The policies described in this handbook, as outlined in the CAP model, are currently being implemented in a range of countries to enforce immigration law through mechanisms that do not rely heavily on detention. View or download the handbook on preventing unnecessary immigration detention.
Quick browse through the 5 steps
View the international media papers about the handbook
Connect to regional launches of the CAP model
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Put a CAP on immigration detention – NGO resources
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