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The Office of the Inspector of Custodial Services is required by Section 19 of the Inspector of Custodial Services Act 2003 (WA) to inspect each Western Australia court custody centre and prescribed lock-up at least once every three years. This is the report of an inspection of those sites in 2020 and 2021. Under our …

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Key findings

Contract Management The Department of Justice (the Department) has responsibility for ensuring safe and effective court security and custodial services. In 2021 two separate oversight mechanisms had responsibility for its two contracts. The Court Risk Assessment Directorate evaluated potential threats to the secure operation of all courts (of both contracts) across the state and recommended …

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In 2021, services under the CBD Courts Contract and the CSCS Contract were delivered by WLG and Ventia respectively. During our inspection we observed custody staff from both contractors interacting respectfully and professionally with court staff and people in custody. That continued the high standard of service delivery that we had seen in past inspections. …

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When re-tendering the CS&CS Contract, the Department must adhere to the detail of that process. The Department should undertake a review of infrastructure and security at all court custody facilities across the state to ensure a consistent high standard level of service. DOJ Response – Court Custody Centres and Fiona Stanley Secure Facility     …

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