Hartford program helps domestic violence victims find employment, housing
A program in Hartford is helping to bring stability to young mothers whose lives have been impacted by domestic violence. The Roca Young Mothers program opened in 2021, but the need for services has never been higher.
Relentless Outreach – One Door at a Time
There’s no such thing as a lost cause. Roca doesn’t believe in them. They will find you. Since arriving in Baltimore in 2018, the unique anti-violence outreach and intervention program has tracked down hundreds upon hundreds of the city’s highest-risk young men – traumatized, distrustful individuals at the center of urban crime who are most likely to shoot, be shot, or have felony charges – and have given them an alternative to incarceration, incapacitation, and death.
For this Baystate trauma surgeon, care goes beyond treating the gunshot wound
SPRINGFIELD — When a patient at Baystate Medical Center has a gunshot wound, it’s likely that Dr. Kristina Kramer’s team treats them. And after they leave the operating table, a program she started can help them move forward. Kramer is the medical director for Better Tomorrow, a new violence intervention program at Baystate Health. It’s a partnership with Roca, a nonprofit focused on at-risk young adults, to try to reduce gun violence.
Key takeaways from iMPACT Maryland
Some of the Baltimore's foremost experts in gun violence coalesced around the need for more accurate data in real time that would help inform policy decisions for violence intervention workers in the public and private spheres. The Roca Impact Institute's JT Timpson is quoted.
In CT, survivors face domestic violence ‘over and over’ as abusers increasingly violate orders
Survivors, advocates lament how state’s bail system doesn’t consider offenders’ dangerousness
Changing thought patterns and rewiring the brain to prevent gun violence
CHICAGO (CBS) -- What does brain science have to do with gun violence? A whole lot, if you ask one gun violence prevention group here in Chicago. CBS 2 Investigator Megan Hickey got a look at how a program seeks to prevent gun violence by encouraging different ways of thinking and coping – and thus, rewiring the brain.