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The Aboriginal visitors scheme (AVS) aims to provide a means of reducing the likelihood of Indigenous deaths in custody through the implementation of a community oriented service provided by Aboriginal visitors.
The visitors provide support and counselling to Indigenous people in custody, and assist in ensuring:
The Aboriginal Visitors are recruited from local community groups throughout the state, and all visitors are Indigenous people who have made a personal commitment to assisting or supporting detainees/prisoners in their local areas.
Abstract adapted from Department of Corrective Services Western Australia
Department of Corrective Services WA
Level 9, 141 St Georges Terrace
Perth WA 6000
Locked Bag 22
Cloisters Square WA 6850
Ph: (08) 9264 1711
Fax: (08) 9264 1748