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 & ANNOUCEMENTS

  • Join Us for Our Fatherhood Against the Odds Summit!

    Join us for Fatherhood Against the Odds Summit, on September 28th at Los Angeles Trade Tech College. This summit is held for service providers, government agencies, elected officials, reentry fathers, and interested community members to focus on the need to engage incarcerated and formerly incarcerated fathers in their children’s lives. You’ll learn first-hand perspectives, current trends […]
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  • Save The Date – Sept. 28, 2018! Fatherhood Against the Odds

    A conversation about strengthening relationships between incarcerated and formerly incarcerated fathers and their children. Friends Outside in Los Angeles County Presents: Fatherhood Against the Odds, a summit for service providers, government agencies, elected officials, reentry fathers, and interested community members to focus on the need to engage incarcerated and formerly incarcerated fathers in their children’s lives. You will learn: […]
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  • Happy Father’s Day:

    Friends Outside in Los Angeles County is quite proud to be a partner of the Good+ Foundation, which was founded by Jessica Seinfeld to help get brand new and gently-used items to families that need them. The Foundation has prioritized programs that serve fathers and we are privileged to have been selected to be one […]
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  • Faces – FOLA Annual Benefit

    Join us on Sunday, May 6, 3:00 – 5:30 PM, for our Annual Faces – Friends Outside Los Angeles benefit at the La Cañada Country Club. The program features Dr. Brant Choate who leads all state prison-based and community parole rehabilitative programs for the State of California. Also featured will be A Man Like Me, a collaboration between Friends Outside Los […]
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  • FOLA Receives S. Mark Taper Foundation Grant

    Friends Outside in Los Angeles County (FOLA) is honored to announce receipt of a $50,000 general operating support grant from the S. Mark Taper Foundation. Grant funds will be used to update our Strategic Plan, increase board and staff capacity through trainings, and develop funding through social media.  According to its website, “The S. Mark […]
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