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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Aboriginal visitors scheme (AVS)

 

Overview

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

Contacts

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

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Last updated: 15 April 2014
 
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