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Using Psychology-Informed Strategies to Promote Self-Sufficiency: A Review of Innovative Programs

June 15, 2018

Workforce development and human services program providers and policymakers are continually looking for new strategies to promote employment…

From: OPRE

Roca Boston’s Tha Thai Named to “Strong Leaders” by the Lewis Family Foundation

June 8, 2018

The Lewis Family Foundation, in collaboration with Pinnacle LTD, looks to deepen the work of non-profit leaders who are committed to impacting the lives of…

From: The Lewis Family Foundation

Roca Celebrates 30th Anniversary at Annual Breakfast

May 25, 2018

Roca’s annual breakfast welcomed a packed house of local officials and supporters at the Intercontinental Hotel Monday morning, including former U.S. Secretary of Education John King, Jr.,…

From: The Chelsea Record

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

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