Idaho Empathy Network

Impacting Change One Heart At A Time


About Us

What we believe

We believe in the power of empathy and its ability to induce change on long lasting social and institutional systems that interfere with fairness. We believe in the power of racial justice that will include people of color to the mainstream of society. We believe people of color have a vital role in society and will share in the rights and privileges of us all. We believe in the value of second chances and the benefit they bring individuals, their families and the community. We believe in welcoming returning citizen's back to their communities.

Our Mission

Our mission is to raise the level of empathy within our communities for social justice and criminal justice reform. To encourage and support those impacted by inequality through peer engagement.

Our Vision

To advocate for reform within the Idaho criminal justice system. Create awareness on the benefits for second chances initiatives for both returning citizens and the community at large. To advocate for social and racial justice improvement in Idaho. To partner with state and local organizations with similar goals towards raising community awareness in the area of social justice and criminal justice reform. Developing trainings, forums, and conferences for local communities implementing our mission.


The I Care Program curriculum will be developed to sustain the spread of equality discussions across the state. The program begins with a large group educational event that offers the lived experience from People of Color, discussions on the subject of empathy,the history of systemic racism, and how to recover from white privilege. Facilitators will be recruited for our Train the Trainer experience; who will in turn, host Forums throughout the community to provide this discussion for friends, family, and community members. Continuing education resources on the above subject matters will be made available to all attendees and participants who opt-in.

Facilitate I Care Forum - In Person, Virtual, and Train the Trainer

Host "Release Party" (Annual Event)

Host Conferences (Annual Event)

Advocating for Social and criminal justice to both local communities and State government.


Follow our events here

Be A Bridge

Coming in 2021

National Day Of Empathy

March 2, 2021

IEN Release Party

April 2021

Contact Us

PO Box 140366 Garden City, ID 83714

Phone: (208-284-9682)