Serving in detention

Depending on their needs, our visitors offer different services to refugees and migrants in detention centres or in return-houses.

Our visitors:

  • Provide moral support;
  • Suggest a visit by a friendly visitor, if they wish;
  • Inform the detainee about detention procedures and timelines, the detainee’s rights,…
  • Help detainees stay in contact with the outside world: family, lawyers, doctors, other organisations, and so on; and
  • Make contacts with social services.

In the coming few years, JRS Belgium aims to:

  • Improve the quality of legal aid for detainees, e.g. by setting up a legal aid fund;
  • Improve the medical and psychological services available to detainees, e.g. by setting up a medical aid fund.