Roca’s Mission is to Disrupt the Cycle of Incarceration and Poverty by Helping Young People Transform Their Lives.

How we do it?


High-Risk Young Men Program

Roca helps young men leave streets and gangs and go to work

High-Risk Young Mothers Program

Roca helps young mothers get out of violence, go to work and care for their children


State lawmakers hear issues juveniles face while incarcerated

March 20, 2019

A panel of juvenile justice advocates met with state lawmakers Monday. Four young adults who served time in the Massachusetts House of Corrections…

FROM: WWLP 22 News

The Tragedy of Baltimore

March 20, 2019

On April 27, 2015, Shantay Guy was driving her 13-year-old son home across Baltimore from a doctor’s appointment when something — a rock, a brick, she wasn’t sure what — hit her car…

FROM: NYT Magazine & ProPublica

Roca workers race against the clock to change violent Baltimore boys

March 1, 2019

A report by the Roca organization on its first six months in Baltimore reveals how persistence, a key ingredient of the program, might pay off. It also shows…

FROM: Baltimore Sun

Task force weighs raising juvenile court age

March 1, 2019

Eleven years later, he’s gone through both the Department of Youth Services and, starting at 19, the Middlesex House of Correction. He has perspective…

FROM: CommonWealth Magazine



Young Men Program, Springfield


Young Men Program, Springfield


Young Men Program, Chelsea


Young Mothers Program, Chelsea


Young Men Program, Springfield


Young Mothers Program, Chelsea



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