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Disrupting the cycle of incarceration

August 16, 2021

SPRINGFIELD – It all starts with the right role models; And for Roca participants, most of the right role models have criminal backgrounds.

BY DOUGLAS HOOK

AUGUST 15, 2021 | MASS LIVE

Dalios, Hartford Foundation and city commit $10M to community groups engaging the hardest-to-reach youth

August 5, 2021

HARTFORD – A Dalio family foundation, the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, and the city of Hartford announced Wednesday a combined investment of $9.85 million to reengage young people.

BY REBECCA LURYE

AUGUST 4, 2021 | HARTFORD COURANT

The long road from jail

July 12, 2021

SPRINGFIELD — Fresh on the outside and starting over isn’t easy, but for participants in this Hampden County program, it’s about opportunity.

BY DOUGLAS HOOK
JULY 10, 2021 | MASS LIVE

A Better Way to Keep People From Going Back to Prison

July 7, 2021

Most programs that try to help formerly imprisoned people re-enter society and avoid reincarceration have been far from successful. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) may help turn the tide.

BY AMY BARCH
JULY 7, 2021 | SSIR

A second chance: Emerging Adult Court of Hope offers fresh start

June 19, 2021

SPRINGFIELD — Facing criminal charges, these defendants are instead being offered a promising career through a ground-breaking new program.

BY DOUGLAS HOOK
JUNE 19, 2021 | MASS LIVE

‘Here to help’: Springfield’s diversion court points young adults from prison to promise

June 19, 2021

SPRINGFIELD — Rehabilitation is focused on ‘emerging adults,’ aged 18-25, a demographic rapidly gaining attention in the criminal justice system.

BY IVY SCOTT
JUNE 19, 2021 | THE BOSTON GLOBE