Active Empathic Listening

Active Empathic Listening Training is a deeply immersive peer-led class that teaches inmates about integrity, honesty and communication that is built on compassion. It teaches the value of deep listening, cultivates empathy, and opens the hearts and minds of the men so they can make wiser decisions in their lives, but also be better, supportive men for their friends and loved ones when they return to society. This is also the jumping off point to becoming a COG mentor, which is a requirement if an inmate is going to lead any other COG programs that interact with the prison population, outside volunteers, or prison administration.