Relentless Roca

March 27, 2018

Roca marks its 30th anniversary helping steer young people away from dead-end lives and into productive ones with a Boston celebration. But that May 21 event would…

From: The Daily Item

News from ROCA: Young Men Head to the Farm

March 10, 2018

If you want to change how you feel and think, try do something new and different – this is one of the core lessons from Roca’s cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)…

From: The Chelsea Record

Combating Violence at the Grassroots

March 7, 2018

Pugh has also moved to bring the Boston-based Roca anti-violence program, which targets young people 17-24, who are most vulnerable to violence and crime…

From: AFRO

How And When Will The Cycle Of Violence & Corruption In Baltimore End?

February 28, 2018

The mayor is launching the Roca program, targeting young men once considered unreachable, with intense efforts to get them to turn their lives around…

From: CBS Baltimore

This Anti-Violence Program Has Been Proven to Cut Crime. Can It Work in Baltimore?

February 21, 2018

Cities know that a majority of crimes are committed by a small slice of the population. In fact, somewhere between half and three quarters of all killings and…

From: Governing Magazine

Baltimore can do better. Here’s how.

January 12, 2018

A $6 million commitment from our business community to help implement the nationally recognized Roca program in Baltimore will strengthen our efforts to…

From: The Washington Post



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