Roca’s mission is to disrupt the cycle of incarceration and poverty by helping young people transform their lives.

Roca means “rock” in Spanish – a rock to lean on, a strength to draw from, a foundation for the future. This is a future where young people have real opportunities to leave the streets, get jobs, and take responsibility for their lives. We know that, given the right tools, these young people can not only survive, but can thrive. Roca demonstrates that very high-risk young people who are often left out of programming can be reengaged in a systematic way and can make positive impacts on both their own lives and their communities.

Criminal Justice Reform

pic-home-logo-innovationsThe Massachusetts Pay for Success Project. In January 2014, Roca and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts launched the groundbreaking, Juvenile Justice Pay for Success Project, and Roca has been chosen as the primary service provider for the 5-year pilot phase of the program. more

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September 30, 2014

A Bar of Soap…

At Roca we are constantly thinking about the big picture. But sometimes it’s important to take a moment, step back and realize how even small things can make a huge impact.
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