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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