16th Reintegration Puzzle Conference

Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre
1-3 March 2023

Changing Seasons,
Changing Lives

GEO’s Community Reintegration Centre– Providing Pre and Post Release Support to Men and Their Families

GEO’s Community Reintegration Centre offers a suite of programs that support men transitioning back into the community following their release from Ravenhall Correctional Centre.

Working with highly skilled post release case managers, clients are provided with support that is tailored to meet their specific needs. The Centre is safe, inclusive, welcoming and supports not only the clients but the people who are important in their lives such as family members and loved ones.

As part of GEO’s Continuum of Care Model, this presentation looks at the programs offered through the centre including pre-and post-release support for men identified as high needs who are remanded or serving a sentence at Ravenhall Correctional Centre. We look at the benefits of intensive pre-release planning and post release support to address the diverse and complex needs of this cohort, and how this planning assists to facilitate successful community reintegration.

Family are an important source of support and connecting with loved ones is an important part of returning to the community.

Our presentation also examines the importance of families receiving information as they prepare for a family member or loved one’s release. This knowledge includes practical support, emotional support and identifying community based services.


Fiona Rogers
Manager - Community Reintegration Centre

Fiona Rogers is the Manager GEO’s Community Reintegration Centre. The Community Reintegration Centre supports clients with their transition back into the community after their release from Ravenhall Correctional Centre. Fiona has spent over 25 years working in the community sector both for Government and Non-Government agencies. She has a background working in adult and youth justice, child protection and homelessness.

Michael Gray
Team Leader
, Community Reintegration Centre

Michael Gray is the Team Leader of GEO’s XIT-180 Pre and Post Release Program.  XIT-180 supports complex clients with high reintegration needs to reintegrate into the community after their release from Ravenhall Correctional Centre. Michael has spent over 20 years working in the community sector for both Government and non-Government agencies. He has worked across several areas within the community services sector including crisis accommodation services, community housing and post release support programs.