Mission

MISSION STATEMENT

The Knox Project is an educational awareness program that emphasizes mutual respect and integrity between young adults and law enforcement, by teaching new paradigms for communicating and interacting. The program also offers education on distracted driving, bullying, violence and mental health resources.

WHAT WE DO

The Knox Project reduces implicit bias through an intervention between law enforcement policy, officer training methods and community stakeholders. Our program will introduce potential amendments and/or modifications to current officer academy training programs to increase community safety and procedural justice.

A partnership between law enforcement and the public-school systems are unique opportunities to emphasize protocol for interaction with any law enforcement officer(s), inspire our young adult community to make knowledgeable and well-informed decisions that return positive outcomes.

This interaction will offer a safe platform for reconciliation and further strengthening relationships between young adults, law enforcement and community stakeholders. This collaboration will offer the foundation for principled policing, community safety and increased transparency while providing an educational platform focused on decreasing bias.

GAME PLAN

 

*First, we challenge young adults to examine constitutional law and present scenarios of possible outcomes associated if one chooses to exert his/her legal rights when interacting with law enforcement, and how to present ones legal-rights in a respectful and civil manner.

 

*Secondly, young adults and community stakeholders are enlightened on the duties, dangers, sacrifices and the stress that our law enforcement officers experience daily while performing their duty to protect and serve our communities.

 

*Finally, in cooperation between young adults, law enforcement and educators, we present a new educational awareness program developed to instruct young adults on a protocol that supports mutual respect and integrity towards each other. We illustrate methods on how individuals can escape potentially negative consequences such as:  the financial liability of a lengthy court case, incarceration, probation, long-term psychological or physical injuries, but worst of all, an accidental fatality.

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