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!

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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

  • 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 …
  • Job Announcements December 2014

          JOB ANNOUNCEMENT – JOB SPECIALIST “Dads Back!” Friends Outside in Los Angeles County seeks to fill the Job Specialist position for “Dads Back!,” a “Pathways to Responsible Fatherhood” federal grant which serves …
  • Thank you

    We want to take a moment to thank everyone who attended and contributed to the success of our Summit on December 2nd! The entire event couldn’t have been possible without the generous funding from the …
  • Grand Opening Ceremony for Vernon-Central WorkSource Center at LA Trade Tech

    Friends Outside in Los Angeles County (FOLA) celebrated its new partnership at the Vernon-Central WorkSource Center on the campus of Los Angeles Trade-Technical College on November 5, 2014. FOLA will be providing specialized services to …
  • Joyce Ride stands against injustice a FOLA Retrospective (Video)

    Mother of two very accomplished daughters, an astronaut and a Presbyterian minister, Joyce Ride was an Encino housewife before she became a board member for Friends Outside in Los Angeles County and started visiting female …
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