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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

Lynn Police, Agencies, Court Team Up to Support At-Risk Residents

May 16, 2019

The city’s police, community agencies and Lynn District Court are coming together to adopt a crime-reduction “hub” model focused on providing services to at-risk individuals before tragedy occurs…

FROM: Item Live

It’s time to change the narrative on Baltimore. There’s a lot worth celebrating.

May 16, 2019

It seems like years since Baltimore has gotten a break. From violence to corruption, we have read story after story that portray our city negatively…

FROM: Washington Post

Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito visits ROCA in Holyoke

May 16, 2019

Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito was in Holyoke Tuesday morning as part of the state’s Safe and Successful Youth initiative…

FROM: WWLP 22 News

State lawmakers hear issues juveniles face while incarcerated

March 20, 2019

A panel of juvenile justice advocates met with state lawmakers Monday. Four young adults who served time in the Massachusetts House of Corrections…

FROM: WWLP 22 News

The Tragedy of Baltimore

March 20, 2019

On April 27, 2015, Shantay Guy was driving her 13-year-old son home across Baltimore from a doctor’s appointment when something — a rock, a brick, she wasn’t sure what — hit her car…

FROM: NYT Magazine & ProPublica

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