Evaluation of Makin' Tracks Project 2016-2019

The Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Council of South Australia’s (ADAC) Makin’ Tracks project has been running throughout South Australia since 1999. Makin’ Tracks is a mobile support project that aims to support and enhance drug and alcohol treatment interventions in selected rural and remote Aboriginal communities by: working with a range of service providers to encourage and support community responses to substance misuse and increase the effectiveness and capacity of substance misuse workers and organisations to provide appropriate interventions and treatments by providing resources, training and support. The National Drug Research Institute has been recruited to evaluate the impact and outcomes of the Makin’ Tracks project.

This evaluation is important for both the Makin’ Tracks project, ADAC, and the wider alcohol and other drug sector. The evaluation will assist in the ongoing improvement of Makin’ Tracks and be used as evidence in the on-going process of securing funding to continue the project.

This research is intended to evaluate the Makin Tracks Project examining the impact and outcomes of the Project, as well as the evaluating progress and achievement of the Project's objectives. In 2015 the NDRI reviewed and evaluated the Makin' Tracks Project, this is an extension of that review.

Name & Contact Details Role Research Program Location
  • Co-investigator: Monica Cass, Curtin University

This project aligns with the following Sustainable Development Goals and Targets:

Cass, M. (2019). 2018 Evaluation of the Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Council’s Makin’ Tracks Program. National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia. ISBN: 978-0-6487367-2-1 [T279] Download PDF