Junee Correctional Centre is managed by The GEO Group Australia (GEO) under the ethos “Better Corrections, Safer Communities”.
Through delivery of innovative programs and services we aim to reduce the likelihood of prisoners reoffending, helping create safer communities for all.
Our goal is to be the best provider of correctional services and to make these services better over time.
In order to effectively do that, the centre is managed by a team of senior managers.
We would like to introduce you to a member of that team, Health Services Manager, Jan Te Maru. Jan is a proud New Zealander and a keen rugby supporter. Her Maori culture and family have played an important part in making her the person she is today.
Jan initially worked in the police force, then trained as a nurse and eventually found her niche in community health, working holistically with families in their homes. She then undertook further study in mental health.
Jan commenced a career in corrections around 15 years ago. After moving to Australia, she and her husband Sam created a new extended family, built on respect and the values and traditions of their Maori culture.
Today, Jan leads the Health Services Department at Junee Correctional Centre with the passion to nurture and make a difference to peoples’ lives.
“My intent is to lead by example, hear with conviction, nurture with compassion and empathy and never be afraid to advocate on behalf of others and to speak up,” Jan said.