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

  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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, …
  • 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 …