Monday, 6 May 2013

Aboriginal Legal Service 24 hour custody notification phone line may cease operating in June 2013

To keep the CNS operating, the ALS needs:

►Funding of $500,000 per annum to commence 1 July 2013
►A funding commitment of three - five years
The phone line costs the same to operate per annum as holding two juveniles in detention for one year.


WE NEED YOUR HELP TO KEEP IT RUNNING! We NEED to get the government on board. Show how MASSIVE the support is for the government to fund this service by:

'LIKING' the ALS Facebook page and future posts regarding the Custody Notification Service
'INVITING' all your friends to this event
'POSTING' your comments on this page
FOLLOW us on Twitter to learn more about the Custody Notification Service
EMAIL US  to add your name to our growing list of Supporters
There have been no Aboriginal deaths in police custody since this service began. YOU HAVE THE POWER TO SAVE LIVES. SO PLEASE DO!

Koori Mail current edition:

.. a funding stand-off between the federal and state governments means the ALS will be forced to cut the CNS at the end of the financial year, which chief legal officer John McKenzie said would impact vulnerable people.

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