Effective August 1, 2019, Orange County Sheriff's Department terminated its contract with ICE. This means that there is no longer a visitation program at James Musick or Theo Lacy facilities in Orange County. FOCD volunteers are now focusing their efforts at visiting some of the nearly 2,000 men and women held in immigration detention at Adelanto ICE Processing Center. FOCD is offering new volunteer orientations on a need basis.

Please check out our Facebook page (click here) for upcoming volunteer orientations. If there are no upcoming volunteer orientations posted on our Facebook, please email FOCD at friendsofocdetainees@gmail.com to express your interest in attending a volunteer orientation.

Volunteer Testimonials

"It is such a simple thing to do. Go talk to someone for 30 minutes. That this small action can make such a difference to someone’s life is really humbling. It brings humanity back to the forefront where it belongs. We forget that in our busy lives sometimes."

Ellen, Laguna Niguel

"To be the first, and possibly only person a detainee will meet while in detention is something that I do not take for granted. The look on someone’s face upon realization that someone knows they exist and cares about them means everything. These are the faces of immigration, these are real people, with real lives, who we are all deeply connected to."

Bev, Lake Forest

"One of the most fulfilling volunteer experiences I have ever been part of. I realize that I cannot solve all the problems of the immigration system, but for 30 minutes I can listen, and remind someone that they are not alone. To be honest, I don't see this so much as a political cause, but a humanitarian cause that I can no longer ignore."

Karen, Laguna Hills