Centers for temporary stay and assistance (Ctsa)
They take in the aliens whenever a first aid intervention is necessary or it is regarded as advisable to proceed with further checks on their identity.
The acronym CPTA (CTSA) stands for the Centres for temporary stay and assistance
They are the structures, where the local Chief of Police (Questore) temporarily transfers the illegal migrants in the following cases :
• when it is not possible to immediately proceed with the removal by means of the turning back to the border;
• when it is necessary to proceed with the assistance of the alien, who is the holder of a removal measure
• when it is necessary to proceed with further checks on his/her identity or nationality
• when it is necessary to acquire the documents which are necessary for the journey.
• when no other means of transportation are temporarily available.
The measure of the Chief of Police (Questore) has to be confirmed by the competent judge
IN THE CENTRES FOR TEMPORARY STAY AND ASSISTANCE (CTSA), assistance activities in favour of the illegal migrants, who have to be removed, are carried out, in the full observance of their dignity, by ensuring also the free correspondence with outside, by means of the phone too.
The Centres for temporary stay and assistance have the purpose of avoiding the dispersion of illegal migrants on the territory as well as of enabling the competent authorities to perform the necessary procedures for the purpose of the removal. The maximum length of time for the stay of the aliens in the centres is of 60 days as a whole (30 days plus further 30 days by request of the local Chief of Police and on the grounds of the subsequent measure of extension of time by the competent judge).
The Centres are planned and localized by the Central Direction of the civil services for immigration and asylum and are managed by the competent Government Local Administrations (Prefetture), by means of financial agreements with bodies, associations or cooperative societies, which have won the contracts of the service.
The services which have to be ensured by the financial agreements are
1) Assistance in favour of the person
• General service in favour of the persons
• Health assistance
• Social assistance and linguistic cultural mediation
• Administrative, store activities, and so on.
• Delivery of personal and bed- belongings
3) Cleaning and room hygiene service
4) Maintenance of the structure and of the plants