Pay-for-Success in Action

April 18, 2017

Preventing recidivism among formerly incarcerated youth is a difficult challenge, but pay-for-success approaches like this one are beginning…
From: Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Why Are We Stalking You? To Keep You Out of Jail

March 30, 2017

Watch Roca Founder and CEO Molly Baldwin’s TED talk at TEDxPennsylvaniaAvenue.

An Evening of Inspired Leaders

March 17, 2017

Roca Founder & CEO, Molly Baldwin and Roca Young Mother, Linette Nieves perform poetry with Mass Poetry.

Roca’s Work in The Associated Press

March 16, 2017

BOSTON (AP) — Tykeam Jackson’s mellow voice and warm smile give little hint of how the 21-year-old spent his youth: in and out of juvenile detention and jails, leading…
The Associated Press

Roca on News Channel 5

March 2, 2017

New initiatives aimed to help young people from Central America

Accounting for Violence

February 28, 2017

How to Increase Safety and Break Our Failed Reliance on Mass Incarceration
From: The Vera Institute of Justice

Roca CEO Speaks in Washington, D.C. about Organization

February 17, 2017

Molly Baldwin, founder and CEO of Chelsea-based Roca Inc. delivered a powerful talk Thursday, Feb. 9, at TEDxPennsylvaniaAvenue, sharing the story of Roca and how relentless…
By: Chelsea Record

Why are We Stalking You? To Keep You Out of Jail – Tedx Talk

February 10, 2017

Molly presented a talk about Roca at the Tedx Pennsylvania Avenue 2017. Read the transcript here.

Op-Ed: Think outside box to deal with young adult criminals

February 8, 2017

Massachusetts has long been recognized as a leader in juvenile justice reform for youth who commit crimes prior to age 18…
By: Frank G. Cousins Jr., Steven W. Tompkins

Massachusetts lawmakers to consider raising court age from 18 to 21

February 6, 2017

A bill that would raise the age for the juvenile court system one year at a time for the next three years was sponsored by State Sens…
By: Shira Schoenberg

Roca Youth Worker Luciana Sousa is a Superstar Foundation Superstar

December 22, 2016

Luciana shows up every day on time, with a plan, ready to jump into the day rain or shine. Her enthusiasm, evenness and relentlessly upbeat can-do attitude is no easy feat in an environment that can often be…

Results for America Announces Inaugural Class of Nonprofit Fellowship

December 20, 2016

15 Nonprofit CEOs from Across the Country Selected for a Two-Year Fellowship to Make Progress on Pressing Challenges by Embracing What Works.

Barr Foundation Announces $28.5 Million in New Grants

December 9, 2016

Final grants of the year bring 2016 total to an all-time high of $73.5 million.

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.

Pioneers in Young Adult Justice

February 3, 2016

Roca took a look at programs, world wide that are Pioneers in Young Adult Justice.

By Yotam Ziera and Molly Baldwin