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DHS Case Management Pilot Program

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Case Management Pilot Program (CMPP) provides voluntary case management and other services to noncitizens enrolled in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Alternatives to Detention programs. The program is managed by a National Board chaired by the DHS Officer for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties and comprised of nonprofits with experience providing and evaluating case management programs for immigrants, asylees, and refugees.

Alternatives to Detention is an important tool used by DHS for individuals and families as they await the outcome of immigration proceedings. This new congressionally directed pilot will supplement existing Alternatives to Detention programs run by ICE and will inform best practices moving forward.

CMPP funds are awarded to nonprofit organizations and local governments through the National Board, similar to the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Emergency Food and Shelter Program. CMPP services include, among others: mental health services; trafficking screening; legal orientation programs; cultural orientation programs; connections to social services; and departure planning and reintegration services for individuals returning to their home countries.

Last Updated: 09/13/2023
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