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When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

About

PURPOSE

The Institute for Criminal Justice Training 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.

ICJTR 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.

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Position Description:

The Institute for Criminal Justice Training Reform is now looking for a Web Designer to join our team as a volunteer. The Web Designer will be responsible for focusing on the look, feel, and operational functionality of the organization’s website. Must have creative ability and be able to follow instructions, maintain organization’s purpose, work on multiple projects simultaneously, and maintain attention to detail. Improve the experience for prospective and current users, and perform well.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Professional work experience in web design
  • Strong sense of visual style and visual design
  • Must be experienced with Wordpress, HTML, and CSS
  • Preference for those skills related to an emphasis on Mobile and User Behavior

Skills

  • Marketing Analytics
  • Web Design
  • Interactive/Social Media/SEO

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • 4-6 hours per week

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