Farrah Marisa is an advocate for prison reform. Some of her most meaningful experiences have been her continued volunteer work, leading and facilitating workshops, coaching hundreds of men and women in the California State prison system. She has served on the Board of Directors and Advised for ReEvolution, The Freedom to Choose Project and Green Arrow Co-Lab.
She is a volunteer and avid supporter of various non-profits in the California prison sector and supports men and women as an Executive Coach in the Re-entry process. She is a member of Mayor Eric Garcetti's, Blue Ribbon Committee for Re-entry.
Anti-recidivism Coalition: Provides a support network for formerly incarcerated young men and women, and advocates for fairer criminal justice policies.
ReEvolution Group: Remix | Reenter | Restore — Initiatives to reduce incarceration & recidivism, to prevent violence, and to build communities.
The Freedom to Choose Project: Transforming lives of individuals impacted by incarceration through compassionate experiential education.
Green Arrow Co-Lab: Providing an alternative, progressive, juvenile justice solution through agriculture, animal assisted therapy, and trauma healing programs.
Homeboy Industries: Provides hope, training, and support to formerly gang-involved and previously incarcerated men and women allowing them to redirect their lives and become contributing members of our community.
POPS The Club: Provides a space for high school students struggling with the Pain of the Prison System. We offer opportunities for young people often struggling with the shame and stigma of loving someone in prison to know they are not alone, to create a community, to share their stories with each other, and to listen to the stories of others.
The Place4Grace: Provides programs and services that support children and families of imprisoned men and women with a focus on family friendly visiting programs, family literacy & support, community awareness & education, and gang & prison prevention.
Get On The Bus: Unites children, families and communities separated by crime and the criminal justice system, providing rides for children to visit their mothers and fathers in prison.
#cut50: Is an initiative of The Dream Corps, is a national bipartisan effort to reduce the number of people in our prisons and jails while making our communities safer.
Healing Dialogue and Action: Brings together people wounded by violence and broken criminal justice systems. We share our stories and listen deeply with open hearts. We work together to change the criminal justice system so it is one that respects and offers an opportunity for transformation for victims, offenders, and families.
Manifest Works: Is an immersive workforce development and job placement organization; we turn real-world experience into learning opportunities for those impacted by foster care, homelessness, and incarceration.
InsideOUT Writers: IOW's mission is to reduce the juvenile recidivism rateby providing a range of services that evolves to meet the needs of currently and formerly incarcerated youth and young adults.
A New Way of Life: Provide housing and support to formerly incarcerated women for successful community re-entry, family reunification and individual healing. We work to restore the civil rights of formerly incarcerated people.We empower, organize and mobilize formerly incarcerated people as advocates for social change and personal transformation.