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Gun Violence Prevention Funding Grant

August 7, 2019

Two Springfield community organizations are each receiving $800,000 to reduce gun violence among teens and young adults…

FROM: Connecting Point

Inaction on age-hike crime bill leaves young people at risk

August 7, 2019

There is one big risk with the proposed legislation to raise the age at which suspected criminal offenders are typically prosecuted as adults: not passing it fast enough…

FROM: The Boston Globe

Democrats are skipping out on the most important gun fight of all

August 7, 2019

In the Democratic primary campaign for president, candidates are going bigger and bolder on guns than ever before. Senator Elizabeth Warren has called for a…

FROM: The Boston Globe

Commentary: Roca Transforming Lives in Lynn

August 7, 2019

Joey and Chris probably didn’t see themselves becoming role models for other high-risk young men in Lynn — but that’s exactly what they are today…

FROM: Lynn Item

Boston Suburb Reflects Broad Changes In US Immigration

July 9, 2019

Guatemalan bakeries, Honduran restaurants and Salvadoran markets are joining an already ethnically diverse mix of businesses in downtown Chelsea, a tiny industrial city across the Mystic River from Boston.

FROM: Associated Press

Nearly one year in, Roca is chipping away at juvenile crime in Baltimore

May 21, 2019

Even on a mucky Monday, there’s a certain joy within a work crew on Harlem Avenue in West Baltimore. The joy is in the work and in the road to redemption.

FROM: WMAR-2 News

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Young Men Program, Springfield

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Young Men Program, Chelsea

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Young Mothers Program, Chelsea