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  • March 27, 2018

    Relentless Roca

    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

  • March 10, 2018

    News from ROCA: Young Men Head to the Farm

    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

  • March 7, 2018

    Combating Violence at the Grassroots

    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

  • February 28, 2018

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

    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

  • February 21, 2018

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

    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

  • January 12, 2018

    Baltimore can do better. Here’s how.

    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