Massachusetts Young Men

Roca works with 16-to-24-year-old young men from 20 communities in Massachusetts who have experienced extensive trauma and are the primary victims or drivers of urban violence. Our Intervention Model utilizes cognitive behavioral theory (Rewire CBT) to teach young people life-saving emotional skills, and the most detailed, independently scrutinized data to prove its success over 35 years on the street.

2023 Highlights

939 YOUNG MEN SERVED OUT OF 5 SITES IN EASTERN AND WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS

82% RETAINED IN THE MODEL THROUGHOUT THE YEAR

Engagement

Enrolled less than 24 months

57,886 Relentless Outreach Efforts

85% Participants Served in an Average Month

80% engaged in cognitive behavioral theory (rewire CBT)

COGNITIVE-BEHAVIORAL OUTCOMES

Enrolled 18 months or longer

96% improved in behavioral health

77% improved emotional regulation

CRIMINAL JUSTICE INVOLVEMENT

Enrolled 24 months or longer

81% HAD A HISTORY OF ARRESTS but 95% Had No New Arrests

98% were not incarcerated for new charges

Massachusetts, Fiscal 2023

68% of young men young men did not recidivate within three years 45% lower lower than the overall recidivism rate for 18–24-year-old men in MA

73% came to Roca with violent criminal histories but only 19% recidivated for a violent offense

Abt Associates Implementation Study, 2023

2023
Massachusetts
Young Men
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