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Aboriginal Community Supervision Agreement

Category: Agreement
Sub Category:Template Agreement
Location:Western Australia, Australia
  • Service Delivery - Corrective Services WA pays community councils for the supervision of offenders (Unknown)
  • Subject Matter:Law - Policy and Justice | Youth
    Detailed Information:
    Aboriginal Community Supervision Agreements are made between the Department of Corrective Services (WA) and an Aboriginal Community Council for the supervision of local offenders. Juvenile offenders are included under s 17B Young Offenders Act 1994 (WA).

    An Aboriginal Community Supervision Agreement provides for the Aboriginal Community Council to supervise the completion of the requirements of a penalty ordered by the court for an offence. The Council is paid for this service.

    These agreements were developed in order to discourage courts from imprisoning offenders from remote communities on the basis that any other penalty would not be enforced (Parriman and Daley).

    As at 30 June 2006 the Department of Corrective Services had agreements with 59 communities (Annual Report).

    Related Entries

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  • Legislation
  • Young Offenders Act 1994 (WA)

  • References

    General Reference
    Department of Corrective Services (WA) (2006) Annual Report 2005-2006
    Department of Corrective Services, Western Australia (2008) Handbook
    J. Taylor (2003) 'Aboriginal Population, Profiles for Development Planning in the Northern East Kimberly'
    Government of Western Australia (2005) Gordon Inquiry Response
    Workshop Presentation
    Frank Parriman and David Daley (1999) Aboriginal Community Supervision Agreements in Western Australia


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