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‘Where has this training been all my life?’: How healing trauma could actually reform policing
This approach isn’t a panacea to stopping police violence. There isn’t one. But we believe this is part of the solution.more story
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Steering young men away from a life with gunsmore storyIn Baltimore, where gun violence claims the lives of hundreds each year, what is missing from so many young men is a solid foundation. The youth workers behind a program called Roca (Spanish for rock) aim to provide that grounding, by teaching alternative ways to handling the stresses of life in a challenging environment. As one Roca participant, a former drug dealer, tells "Sunday Morning" senior contributor Ted Koppel, "I came a long way, from nothing to something now."
First graduate of groundbreaking post-conviction program gets a chance at redemption
In September 2021, Carlton Ford was led into Springfield District Court in handcuffs. He had just spent 18 months in jail after police found him sleeping in his car with a loaded gun. He could have pleaded guilty and accepted the felony, walking out of the court on time served. Instead, Ford chose a more arduous path that isn’t open to most young men incarcerated in the United States. more story
Prince William and Kate continue Boston tour
The Prince and Princess of Wales focused on their passion, visiting local organizations that support their communities. Perhaps the engagement that encompassed most of Will and Kate's interests was Roca, which has supported vulnerable young people for almost 35 years. more story