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 inmates.  A self-described person who “can’t stand injustice,” Mrs. Ride (Joyce) spent a significant amount of time and money to […]
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Join us at FOLA’s Summit on Children of Incarcerated Parents: Trauma, Stress and Protections

Friends Outside in Los Angeles County invites you to attend our Summit to explore the latest developments regarding the impact of toxic stress and trauma on children and families of the incarcerated and interventions and responses that promote their well-being. Expert speakers will include caregivers, youth and family members, scholars, law enforcement officials, and child welfare […]
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Join us at FOLA’s Summit on Children of Incarcerated Parents: Trauma, Stress and Protections

Friends Outside in Los Angeles County invites you to attend our Summit to explore the latest developments regarding the impact of toxic stress and trauma on children and families of the incarcerated and interventions and responses that promote their well-being. Expert speakers will include caregivers, youth and family members, scholars, law enforcement officials, and child welfare […]
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Celebrating our “PASSPORT TO SUCCESS”

“Passport to Success” is an employment program for the re-entry population, funded by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). Only 18 organizations in the United States received these grants. DOL ended this funding on September 30, 2014, with this final, fifth series of grants. Services Provided: • Case Management • Job Readiness • Job-Seeking Assistance […]
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Collateral Damage: Children

The Children – Incarceration’s Collateral Damage Children with incarcerated parents are the overlooked victims of incarceration. Nationally, the number of these children increased by 80% between 1991 – 2007 (Bureau of Justice Statistics), and now stands at 2.7 million.  The number of children living in Los Angeles County who have an incarcerated parent is unknown. […]
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