On 27 August 2017, the Western Australian government announced that Wandoo Reintegration Facility, which was operated privately by Serco as a reintegration facility for young men, would come back into public hands. Wandoo was to become a dedicated drug and alcohol rehabilitation prison for women. The transition occurred on 1 May 2018.

A Western Australian agency, Cyrenian House, was awarded the contract to provide the therapeutic drug and alcohol services at Wandoo. Cyrenian House operates various residential and non-residential Therapeutic Communities (TCs) in metropolitan and regional Western Australia. On 24 July 2018, the first residents arrived at Wandoo.

Wandoo provides a modified version of a true TC. A TC is a treatment facility in which the community itself, through self-help and mutual support, is the principal means for promoting personal change.

Page last updated: July 7, 2020
130: Inspection of Wandoo Rehabilitation Prison