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

  • Celebrating FOLA’s Partnership with the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration

    20 hearty souls/40 hearty soles showed up in spite of a light rain to the Los Angeles County Arboretum on Saturday, May 7, for the approximate 25th annual walk to benefit Friends Outside in Los …
  • HOT OFF THE PRESS!

    Friends Outside in Los Angeles County (FOLA) was just notified of its largest grant award in the organization’s history –  a $5,000,000 grant over a period of five years!  The “New Pathways for Fathers and …
  • A Special Note to Persons with Criminal Records

    Your donation will help others like you who need services from Friends Outside in Los Angeles County. Won’t you help us to help them by making a donation? A few dollars from many people equals …
  • Garcetti Speaks at Press Conference to Launch LA:Rise

    Mayor Eric Garcetti speaks at the press conference to launch LA:Rise, an employment program for the re-entry population, homeless, and youth.  LA:RISE is funded by the U.S. Department of Labor.  Friends Outside in Los Angeles …
  • 2nd Annual Employer Forum On Reentry

    Employers, Human Resources Professional, Job Developers, Re-Entry Professionals Please join us for the Second Annual Employer Forum on Reentry Join business leaders from across the Los Angeles area to strategize on building a stronger economy …