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Custody Notification Service: New laws in WA

Under new laws in WA, police must notify the Aboriginal Legal Service of WA every time an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander is taken into custody at a police facility.

The aim of the Custody Notification Service (CNS) is to reduce deaths in police custody and protect the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal people.

The CNS will provide the opportunity for every Aboriginal adult or child taken into a police facility to speak with a CNS lawyer and/or support worker about their immediate health, welfare and legal needs.

Those requiring CNS assistance will also be provided with links to culturally competent support services in the community.

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