Dr Cassandra Cross elected to the Board of Directors for Police Citizens Youth Clubs (PCYCs) Queensland

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At the 2015 annual general meeting for the Queensland Police Citizens Youth Welfare Association (QPCYWA), QUT Crime and Justice Research Centre’s Dr Cassandra Cross was elected to the Board of Directors. Her appointment to the Board of Directors comes following an evaluation that her and fellow QUT colleagues launched only two weeks ago, examining the community safety and crime prevention outcomes of Police Citizen Youth Clubs (PCYCs) across Queensland, as well as her ongoing volunteering at Carindale PCYC since 2009. Read more

Evaluation of the crime prevention and community safety impacts of Police-Citizens Youth Clubs (PCYCs) in Queensland

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In 2013, the Queensland Police Citizens Youth Welfare Association (QPCYWA) provided funding for researchers from QUT’s Crime and Justice Research Centre to undertake an evaluation of the crime prevention and community safety impacts of Police-Citizens Youth Clubs (PCYCs) in Queensland. The researchers – Dr Cassandra Cross, Dr Angela Dwyer and Dr Kelly Richards – drew on their combined experience researching policing, young people and communities to conduct the research. Read more