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!

News & Announcements

  • SAVE THE DATE – SUNDAY MAY 6!

    Please Save the Date for our upcoming benefit in support of the programs and services provided by Friends Outside in Los Angeles County.  Mark your calendars for Sunday,  May 6, and see you there! 
  • Season’s Greetings!

    A big thank you to all of the persons who sent donations in support of our holiday activities for children and families with incarcerated loves ones and services to them throughout the coming year!   We …
  • Appreciation for a Most Fulfilling Year…FOLA 2017 Report Year-End

    As each year flies by more quick­ly than the one before it, we pause for a moment of grat­i­tude in ­appreciation for a very fulfilling year. We are honored to have been selected (either as an …
  • FOLA Staff Member Ernest Melendrez Recipient of Harriet Tubman Award!

    Job Specialist Ernest Melendrez (Ernie) was a recent recipient of the the Harriet Tubman Distinguished Award at the inaugural Beyond the Bars LA Conference. The conference is “reserved for special individuals who have experienced incarceration …
  • Success Stories: Reentering Community Life 

    Friends Outside in Los Angeles County is a proud partner of the Inglewood One-Stop Center where our staff provides employment services to “reentry” clients. Here we present one of the many successes our dedicated team …