Due to increasing interest in the use of reliable and effective alternatives to detention (ATD) that adhere to international human rights standards, IDC has launched a programme of work offering specially curated trainings on ATD to governments, UN agencies and civil society partners.

IDC has a long history of working closely with governments and civil society partners around the world, and at local, state, national, regional and global levels. IDC is also uniquely placed as international experts on ATD to support constructive dialogue and capacity building on ATD design and implementation.

ATD Training Overview

Trainings aim to increase practical knowledge of the definition, benefits, and regional and global trends of ATD, as well as provide guidance on ATD implementation. Core components of ATD will be shared through assessing best practice examples, and reviewing case studies. The training will also provide insight on key ATD practices, including community-based and engagement-based case management, and the use of vulnerability screening tools.

Training formulations are flexible, and can be held online or in-person, or a hybrid version. Training can be designed to also include tailored resource packages, and site visits or other activities.

Sample Modules  

  • Introduction to ATD
  • Community Assessment & Placement Model 
  • Alternative Placement Options 
  • Community-Based Case Management 
  • Utilising the Vulnerability Screening Tool
  • ATD Advocacy 
  • ATD Design & Implementation

To view more of IDC’s existing online trainings, please register and visit our Online Training Toolkit.

Government agencies, civil society organisations and UN agencies interested in building and strengthening their staff members capacity to design, implement and advocate for ATD are strongly encouraged to contact us at [email protected]