The International Detention Coalition (IDC) is a non-profit organization that works to ensure that the human rights of refugees, asylum seekers and migrants impacted by immigration detention are respected, protected and fulfilled.The IDC aims to bring about changes in legislation, policy and practice that prevent, mitigate and respond to the harms associated with immigration detention and that promote alternatives to detention.
As President of the IDC, Maggio Kattar Shareholder Attorney Anna Gallagher is proud to share the group’s recently released Annual Report. The IDC is a global network of over 300 civil society organizations and individuals in more than 70 countries that advocate for, conduct research and provide direct services to refugees, asylum seekers and migrants affected by immigration detention. The Annual Report highlights the coalition’s work on supporting alternatives to detention (ATD) pilot programs in countries around the world. It discusses the group’s important work on its Global Campaign to End Immigration Detention of Children and shares information on initiatives developed, including the Vulnerability Screening Tool (VST), jointly developed with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). The VST is being used by countries to identify people who should be released from detention. The report also discusses the launch of the IDC Online Training Toolkit, which supports members in their advocacy to end harmful detention practices.
Maggio Kattar's Commitment to Social Responsibility
Maggio Kattar is proud of our tradition of helping the immigrant community as well as the local communities in which we work. The social and economic challenges within the U.S. immigration community deep and wide-ranging. Sharing our expertise, our time and our funding to support local and nationwide non-profit agencies has long been part of the fabric of our firm. Through our Firm Social Responsibility Policy we uphold our continued commitment to make a positive difference and collaborate with agencies and individuals that share our enthusiasm to improve the services available to the immigrant community as. well as the local communities in which we live and work.