Our mission is to help prepare for a life "outside" of incarceration and crime.
Our mission is to help prepare for a life "outside" of incarceration and crime.

FOLA helps break the cycle of incarceration and it's effect on family and community with tested programs and critical services. Learn more about us today!

Our mission is to help prepare for a life "outside" of incarceration and crime.
FOLA builds a bridge to successful re-integration.
FOLA builds a bridge to successful re-integration.

We are about impacting people's lives in a meaningful way for successful re-entry to the family and community. Click to learn about our "success" stories.

FOLA builds a bridge to successful re-integration.
We help invisible victims — children and families — when a family member is incarcerated.
We help invisible victims — children and families — when a family member is incarcerated.

FOLA addresses the needs of a forgotten part of our society – children and families with incarcerated loved ones. Help us help those in need.

We help invisible victims — children and families — when a family member is incarcerated.
FOLA's programs build critical life-skills.
FOLA's programs build critical life-skills.

From Dad's Back! to Parole to Payroll, we offer a range of programs to help the re-entry population have a better life. Click to learn more!

FOLA's programs build critical life-skills.
FOLA is a bridge to help you re-enter society.
FOLA is a bridge to help you re-enter society.

We help our clients become more self-sufficient to reduce recidivism while solving the problems of inter-generational crime and incarceration on families and communities. Get help now!

FOLA is a bridge to help you re-enter society.
Support us helping those in need.
Support us helping those in need.

Join the FOLA team and make a significant difference in your community. Please volunteer or donate today!

Support us helping those in need.
Because of incarceration’s high cost, negative impact upon families, and overall failure to deter crime, Friends Outside in Los Angeles County believes that society at-large is not well-served by its reliance upon incarceration as the preponderant response to criminal behavior.

Meet Sam Spicer -- a True Success Story!

Sam Spicer Shares Some Advice for FOLA Clients from Mary Weaver on Vimeo.


NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Friends Outside Walk

    Come join Arcadia’s Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration as they host the Friends Outside Walk! For more than twenty years, members of this congregation have raised money through a morning walk held at the L.A. Arboretum. …
  • 8th Annual Fatherhood Solution Conference

    Project Fatherhood SM of Children’s Institute, Inc. Fatherhood Solution Conference is bigger and better than ever! We will be joining the  distinguished lineup of speakers and experts in the field of parenting and fatherhood. This year’s …
  • FREE tickets to the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl

    Friends Outside in Los Angeles is proud to once again partner with the National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse to provide FREE tickets to the NFL Collegiate Bowl for fathers and their families.  The game is on …
  • End of year request

    Help Us Make A Difference FOLA is truly blessed to receive contributions from individuals, including donations through United Way, and donations from organizations, including law firms and churches. It is contributions such as yours that …
  • Prop 47 “Train the Trainer” Invitation

    What is Prop 47? Prop 47, also called the Safe Neighborhood and Schools Act, reduces felony crimes to misdemeanor crimes for certain drug and property offenses. It is inapplicable to individuals with prior conviction for …
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