The IDC’s most recent publication There Are Alternatives: Revised Edition  draws upon and extends on a wealth of research and subsequent publications produced by the IDC and its members.

In 2011, the IDC conducted a global study of alternatives to detention, reviewing the ATD practices of 28 states around the world.  Entitled There are Alternatives, the research found that the development and implementation of ATD helps states to manage migration more effectively while upholding the human rights of refugees, asylum seekers and migrants.

Based upon this study, the IDC developed the Community Assessment and Placement (CAP) model, which provides a framework for states, UN partners, and civil society to work collaboratively to implement non-custodial, community-based ATD.

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