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


Lawmakers see more room for juvenile justice improvements

February 20, 2019

In a crowded room that perhaps reflected the level of interest in the problem, advocates, legislators and state officials outlined ideas to help state government develop a more cohesive and unified approach to help children in the juvenile…

FROM: Worcester Telegram

After five months of recruiting Baltimore’s most dangerous young men, Roca ready to show its progress

January 10, 2019

Armed with a list of 180 young men considered Baltimore’s most dangerous, outreach workers have scoured city neighborhoods since July to find them…

FROM: Baltimore Sun

Open house at Roca, a partnership working to disrupt Baltimore’s cycle of violence

January 10, 2019

Roca Baltimore, a public-private partnership working to disrupt the cycle of violence in the city with relentless outreach to the highest risk young people, hosts a…

FROM: Baltimore Sun (video)

Roca program aiming to reduce crime in young adults begins in Baltimore

January 10, 2019

A new effort to reduce crime among young adults in Baltimore begins on Thursday. The program is called Roca, which is Spanish for rock. It aims to give teens opportunities…




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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