Catherine Piper, Deputy Registrar, Belmont Local Court and Sonja Stewart, A/Public Service Commissioner

Catherine Piper, Deputy Registrar, Belmont Local Court and Sonja Stewart, A/Public Service Commissioner

Winner Announced: Premier's Award for Individual Excellence & Achievement, Round 1, 2014

Catherine Piper, Deputy Registrar, Belmont Local Court was announced as the winner of the Premier's Award for Individual Excellence and Achievement at a ceremony held at Bligh House on Monday, 13 October 2014.

In 2009 Ms. Piper developed the ‘Clued Up Kids’ program, a mock criminal investigation challenge designed to promote a greater understating of the law and the legal system for primary school students. Students investigate a fictional case using police statements of fact, forensic evidence, and witness statements. They then present their findings in court to a panel of experts including a retired magistrate, a local solicitor, and NSW Police Force and court staff. The program teaches children about the criminal justice system in an exciting and informative way, introducing them to the processes, investigation procedures, and the importance of evidence.

Congratulations to Ms. Piper and the worthy finalists (PDF 262KB) for their achievements.  View all photos.