The Institute for Justice Education Reform:
The Institute for Justice Education Reform is the nation’s only nonprofit advocacy organization solely dedicated to increased, reformed, and regulated training for U.S. law enforcement and criminal justice employees.
What are the problems with police training?
- In every state, minimum training requirements for police officers are less than what is mandated for other regulated professions such as contractors, electricians, plumbers and cosmetologists. As an example, states require an average of 667 hours of training for police officers yet, cosmetologists are required to receive about 1,500 hours.
- Police kill more than 3 people per day, over 1,000 humans a year on average. At least 25% of the people that police killed are in mental health crisis or suicidal but police receive on average, only 8 hours of basic training, learning to deal with these emergencies.
- Indigenous People, African Americans, and Latinos are more than twice as likely as white Americans to be killed by police. However, law enforcement receives, on average, less than 20 hours of training dedicated to culture, diversity or human bias.
- Police are often trained on an unscientific, archaic and debunked theories. One, known as the "21-Foot-Rule", teaches police to kill someone if they are with 21 feet of an officer by merely holding a knife or any other object an officer deems a weapon. This training has been used to defend deadly force with other objects such as a spoon, stapler, and yard stick. Despite wide recognition of this flawed and fatal philosophy, officers continue to be trained in this junk science and subsequently killed numerous needlessly.
- Police training dedicates about 1/3rd of their instruction to firearms and tactical scenarios. However, police officers are twice as likely to die due to an accident but receive only a fraction of training in preventing these deaths.
IFJER seeks to provide advocacy, research, analysis, training, and policy and curricula recommendations supported by a legislative action for positions employed within the judicial system such as police and sheriffs, corrections, probation and parole, alcohol enforcement, park rangers, coroners and special jurisdiction police.
The Fundraising Coordinator will be responsible for identifying and securing new sources of donations and revenue by executing fundraising programs and events, developing relationships, and rapidly growing IFJER’s base of revenue streams and donors across the United States. The coordinator reports to the Executive Director and will work closely with all levels of the Institute’s Team. This ground-level position is can lead to part-time or full-time employment including supervision or board placement, if desired.
- Execute fundraising plans to establish, meet, or exceed revenue goals.
- Identify and build fundraising opportunities through various streams including grants, foundation gifts, crowdsourcing and individual donations.
- Deliver organized, structured, and persuasive presentations, using effective written and verbal communication.
- Organize and participate in the execution of major fundraising programs.
- Perform other duties or special projects as needed.
- Experience in Non-Profit development, grant writing or fundraising, highly desirable,
- Clearly and persuasively communicate, including public speaking; listen and seek clarifications; participate in meetings; write clearly and informatively. Strong computer skills and ability to use existing technology to achieve desired results.
The Institute for Justice Education Reform is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
- Donor Management
- Grant Writing / Research
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Requirements & Commitment
- 8 hours per week