Mark Cartner - Walk of Life Program - 2022 Australian Crime and Violence Prevention Awards
Silver Award winner
Walk of Life Program, Queensland Police Service
The Walk of Life program is a high school based accredited program developed by the Queensland Police Service combined with a registered training organisation to target at-risk children. It incorporates vocational training to develop work-ready skills and addresses barriers to learning using police child protection systems. It operates within a school to address children’s needs using a multiagency response. The program also incorporates Indigenous content to facilitate reconciliation and an understanding of country. Formally evaluated, the program encourages change and has the potential to be implemented in targeted schools throughout Queensland.
Mark Cartner and Dr Will Dobud have worked together for the past decade to evaluate the Walk of Life program using routine outcome monitoring, described in our research philosophy. The Walk of Life program was also evaluated by Dr Emma Antrobus from University of Queensland who has provided ongoing evaluation that support Mark Cartner in receiving this award. Head over to our Social Sciences Week page to learn more about the Walk of Life program.
Will Dobud - 2021 Betty van der Smissen Distinguished Researcher Award - AEE
Distinguished Researcher of the Year
Will Dobud, Charles Sturt University
In 2021, Dr Will Dobud was recognised a distinguished researcher for the Association of Experiential Education. Will's research had promoted process-outcome psychotherapy research and provided a consumer-focused perspective on the troubled teen industry in the United States, mainly related to wilderness therapy.