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Young adults facing prison get a second chance through first-in-the-nation court program

November 16, 2021

SPRINGFIELD

BY: SARAH BETANCOURT

NOVEMBER 16, 2021 | WGBH

Why ending violence in Baltimore’s Black communities takes more than just gun-control laws

November 16, 2021

BALTIMORE

BY HANNAH JIANG & AMELIA KOSCIULEK

NOVEMBER 10, 2021 | INSIDER

New center for young, at-risk moms opens in Hartford to help female victims of abuse, street violence

November 11, 2021

HARTFORD – Roca will assist up to 300 young women over next four years.

BY REBECCA LURYE

NOVEMBER 10, 2021 | HARTFORD COURANT

New program launched to help young mothers in Hartford escape violence

November 11, 2021

HARTFORD – A new effort is underway in the Capitol City to make the streets safer. On Wednesday, an organization called Roca launched a program aimed at curbing violence, incarceration, and racism by engaging young people, police, and local leaders.

BY WTNH Staff

NOVEMBER 10, 2021 | NEWS 8

Chelsea, a city hit hard by COVID, has become a vaccination standout

October 26, 2021

CHELSEA – A city near Boston hit hard by the coronavirus becomes a vaccination standout.

BY FELICE J. FREYER, BIANCA VAZQUEZ TONESS AND DIANA BRAVO

OCTOBER 24, 2021 | BOSTON GLOBE

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