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 Baltimore: Stopping the Bleeding

Five years ago, Roca brought our community violence intervention model from Massachusetts to Baltimore, Maryland, and Baltimore has started to see a change. In their recently released white paper entitled Roca Baltimore: Stopping the Bleeding, 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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Roca’s 2022 Annual Report

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