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Murri Watch is a community based organisation delivering a range of services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
who are affected by public drunkenness, detained in watchhouses and youth detention centres, or who are homeless or at
risk of homelessness.

Murri Watch was established in 1991 just prior to the handing down of the Recommendations arising from the Royal
Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody. Murri Watch commenced its services with the diversionary centre program
in Brisbane in response to the increasing concerns of our Elders about the high numbers of Aboriginal deaths in custody in
the 1980s. Murri Watch has since grown from this initial program to its current position where it delivers nine discrete
programs in Brisbane, Townsville, Palm Island and Mackay.

These are:
• Brisbane Diversionary Centre
• Brisbane Cell Visitors Service (including Brisbane City, Richlands, Logan, Ipswich and Strathpine watch-houses)
• The Indigenous Inner City Homeless Support Service (including management of Bowman Johnson Hostel and Brisbane Outreach Service)
• The Cultural Support Program at the Brisbane Youth Detention Centre
• Townsville Cell Visitors Service
• Townsville Community Patrol
• Palm Island Cell Visitors Service
• Townsville Youth Bail Service
• Mackay Cell Visitors Service

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