CEA conducts the Advance 2 Work which provides registration pre release and employment and training post release for ex-offenders. Clients must be registered in prison to be eligible for assistance when released. CEA assists with employment, training, work clothing, job search, resumes and general support. CEA visits all prisons and Community Correction Centres in South East Queensland (Maryborough and Cairns regions) since July 2000. It is a specialised employment assistance service dedicated to ex-offenders and staff work closely with employers who are willing to give clients a fresh start.