Roca’s mission is to be a relentless force in disrupting incarceration, poverty, and racism by engaging the young adults, police, and systems at the center of urban violence in relationships to address trauma, find hope, and drive change.

Who We Work With

Young Adults & System Partners

At The Center Of Urban Violence

Young Adults 16-24 year olds who have experienced trauma and are the primary victims or drivers of urban violence.

System Partners Adults in critical public systems that impact young people and influence urban violence.

In the News


Roca’s 2023 Annual Report

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Roca Baltimore: Stopping the Bleeding

In their recently released white paper, Stephen Butz and Andre M. Davis turn to the work of Thomas Abt, a leading expert on reducing urban violence, to explore why Roca ‘s model succeeds where other programs do not.
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A Tribute to Greg Torres

Reflections on a Special Person and an Impactful Life

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