Nutha Way is an Indigenous youth leadership program working to build better relationships between young people, their community, the justice system and local police.
University 2 Community has been commissioned to undertake the Impact Assessment of the Nutha Way program. They use impact assessment tools to understand and communicate the impact of innovative social change programs. The team’s approach involves capturing field-trip artefacts (such as videos, photos and trip manifestos), qualitative ‘vignettes’ of change, and sociometric analysis approaches to assess the impact of Nutha Way.
- Inductive (the theory is derived from the data)
- Iterative (the theory is always open to change and is in constant dialogue)
- Situated (we recognise our embeddedness in the program as well as the oppressive structures which create the problems we are trying to solve), and
- Phenomenological (we seek to understand the impact of the program from the perspective of the participants).
Our first major report will be published in Q1 2021.