16th Reintegration Puzzle Conference

Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre
1-3 March 2023

Changing Seasons,
Changing Lives

Remote Service Delivery Panel

Northwest WA Regional Reintegration Panel

This panel discussion outlines how three different community agencies in the remote Northwest regions of Western Australia provide reintegration services for the Department of Justice.

The panel will discuss how their agencies provide regional reintegration services and resources in their respective regions. In addition, the panellists will outline how they function and the difficulties and challenges they face when delivering support remotely. The panel will further discuss how these three regions partner to coordinate consistent services to deliver reintegration supports across corrections and in the community.


Kanchi Thenuwara
, Pilbara Community Services Ltd

Kanchi is the CEO of PCSL and has over eighteen years’ experience in the operational management of the delivery of community services. Her career in Reintegration services began in the Pilbara region in 2004 and She has been managing Reintegration Services and Transport Options Programs for the Department of Corrective Services since then. Therefore, Kanchi has extensive experience in the provision of Reintegration services and has in-depth knowledge of the communities across the Pilbara region and their associated needs. She is passionate about offering offenders integrated services that are specific to their unique needs, and she understands that the service delivery system needs to ensure that the right individual receives the right service at the right time, which aligns with the PCSL’s strategic focus.

Michael King
, Centacare Kimberley

I have spent the past 25 years focusing on developing different ways of providing social service responses that support people who are faced with multiple life challenges. For much of that time I have had the privilege of working with Aboriginal people from different languages groups located across Western Australia. Each day I come to work, I am constantly amazed at the strength and resilience displayed by people accessing our services. Having a lived experience, both as a child in care, and someone who has had extensive engagement with the justice system, has definitely helped me to look at the challenges that people face, in a variety of different ways.