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

How we do it?

Programs

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

News

How social entrepreneurs are tackling the criminal justice system

May 23, 2018

The United States houses 25 percent of the world’s prison population and, according to reports, spends $80 billion a year on incarceration. That means each American…

From: Thompson Reuters Foundation News

TURNAROUND PROGRAM SEEN AS ANTIDOTE TO “ALWAYS KNOCKING” GANGS

May 21, 2018

Damion Johnson first got involved with a gang when he was 8 years old. By the time he was 13, he had an illegal gun of his own and would soon become a gunsmith for…

From: State House News Service

MASS. POLS IMPRESSED AFTER STUDYING GERMAN JUSTICE SYSTEM

May 15, 2018

The day after state lawmakers unveiled a compromise criminal justice bill in late March, the architects of that reform package joined Massachusetts court and…

From: State House News Service

Women Celebrating Women at Roca

April 28, 2018

Every country has a story about the strength of its women. That was the lesson learned by the 30 or so young mothers who attended Roca Chelsea’s International…

From: The Chelsea Record

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Alejandro

Participant, Young Men Program, Lynn

Danny

Participant, Young Men Program, Springfield

Eli

Participant, Young Men Program, Boston

Kerry

Participant, Young Mothers Program, Chelsea

Manny

Participant, Young Men Program, Lynn

Gina

Staff, Young Mothers Program Manager

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