Prop 47 “Train the Trainer” Invitation

What is Prop 47? Prop 47, also called the Safe Neighborhood and Schools Act, reduces felony crimes to misdemeanor crimes for certain drug and property offenses. It is inapplicable to individuals with prior conviction for a serious or violent crime and registered sex offenders. State savings would be spent on school truancy and dropout prevention, […]
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Job Announcements December 2014

      JOB ANNOUNCEMENT – JOB SPECIALIST “Dads Back!” Friends Outside in Los Angeles County seeks to fill the Job Specialist position for “Dads Back!,” a “Pathways to Responsible Fatherhood” federal grant which serves persons with criminal records. The goal of the position is to assist fathers to obtain and maintain employment, in support […]
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Thank you

We want to take a moment to thank everyone who attended and contributed to the success of our Summit on December 2nd! The entire event couldn’t have been possible without the generous funding from the Honorable Don Knabe. Supervisor Knabe has been a loyal supporter of Friends Outside Los Angeles County for years and we […]
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Grand Opening Ceremony for Vernon-Central WorkSource Center at LA Trade Tech

Friends Outside in Los Angeles County (FOLA) celebrated its new partnership at the Vernon-Central WorkSource Center on the campus of Los Angeles Trade-Technical College on November 5, 2014. FOLA will be providing specialized services to the re-entry population from the new service site located in Redwood Hall.   City of L.A. finishes $36 million make-over […]
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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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