Massachusetts Young Men

Roca works with 16-to-24 year old young men from 21 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 (CBT) to teach young people life-saving emotional skills, and the most detailed, independently scrutinized data to prove its success over 30 years on the street.

2021 Outcome Highlights

2/3 of Massachusetts participants came to Roca with histories of arraignments or sentences for violent crimes**

Only 18% recidivated for a violent offense within three years*

* Abt Associates Implementation Study 2018-2021

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

89% RETAINED IN THE MODEL THROUGHOUT THE YEAR**

85% participated in programming, inclusive of the pandemic period**

82% PRACTICED and applied CBT**

52% made measurable gains in emotional regulation**

84% had no new arrests**

98% had no new incarcerations **

** Massachusetts, Fiscal 2021

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Young Men
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