Roca’s Mission is to Disrupt the Cycle of Incarceration and Poverty by Helping Young People Transform Their Lives.

How we do it?


High-Risk Young Men Program

Roca helps young men leave streets and gangs and go to work

High-Risk Young Mothers Program

Roca helps young mothers get out of violence, go to work and care for their children


Former Rabble-Rouser Works With ‘the System’ to Cut Recidivism

October 4, 2016

When she founded the youth nonprofit Roca outside Boston in 1988, Molly Baldwin was a hell-raiser. “We were a big pain in the butt…

Seen@ Roca-Springfield Reception Honoring Retiring Sheriff Michael Ashe

September 23, 2016

Retiring Hampden County Sheriff Michael J. Ashe Jr. is used to getting accolades pitched his way, and Thursday night he scored points for his love of sports.

CVS Teams up with Mass Nonprofit to Train Young Mothers

August 30, 2016

Eight young moms in the Boston area are getting a new start in life after completing a pharmacy technician training program through a partnership with CVS Health and a Massachusetts nonprofit…

Model Programs for Young Adults in the Justice System

August 26, 2016

Two Second Chance Act (SCA) grantees based in Massachusetts, were highlighted in a recent report by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) for their innovative approaches to working with young adults.







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