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Winners for the 2018 Community Drug Action Team (CDAT) Awards were announced on Monday 12 March at the 2018 CDAT Conference in Newcastle.
The CDAT Awards, recognise and celebrate the achievements of the incredible groups of passionate volunteers leading alcohol and other drug harm prevention projects, aiming to strengthen their communities.
Griffith CDAT was presented with the Partnership Project Award for their MyFEST Extreme Youth Festival, lauded as a successful collaboration with a number of other agencies, including Griffith Regional Theatre, Tirkandi Inaburra, Headspace and Griffith City Council.
Wellington CDAT was presented with the ‘Alcohol-related Project Award’ for its Kids & Booze, Community Lose project – a creative and community minded approach to preventing harm from alcohol in their community.
Snowy Monaro CDAT was presented with the ‘Most Innovative Project’ Award for its #seizethesnowies project which utilised social media and photography to capture youth and raise awareness of AOD harms in their community. Find out more about the Snowy Monaro CDAT.
Bowraville CDAT was presented with the Aboriginal-Focused Project award for its projects which focus on promoting healthy lifestyles and wellbeing to reduce the risk of harm from alcohol and other drugs through sporting, educational and cultural programs, including the Girls in the Gym program and the formation of a juniors cricket team.
Dianne Woods from the Shellharbour-Kiama and Wollongong CDATs was presented with the Outstanding Effort by a CDAT Member award for her ongoing drive and energy to contribute to two CDATs in the Illawarra region and particularly her efforts to secure funding to tackle the crucial youth issues of secondary supply and informed choices.