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  • By SBS Radio Samoan (SBS Radio Samoan)Source: SBS Radio Samoan
SBS Radio Samoan interviewed Tua Afele, the leader of a Samoan community group made up of chiefs and elders who have been patrolling the Mount Druitt area since 2001 in an effort to help the police curb criminal offending among street kids of Pacific Islander background.
Ioane Lafoai / SBS Radio Samoan

23 May 2015 - 10:41 PM  UPDATED 25 May 2015 - 9:42 PM

The project started because a group of Samoan community leaders realised Pacific Islanders respected the elders far more than the police force.

The support group is called the Samoan Community Support Services.

Listen to the interview broadcast by Ioane Lafoai, from SBS Radio Samoan.