Behind the guns and violence of our cities, we know there is a traumatized and fearful young person. And we are relentless in reaching them. For every 10 young people Roca reaches, 8 or 9 stop committing violence.
To disrupt violence, it’s going to take all of us: young people, their families, police, and public leaders.
Hear from our young people and system partners themselves.
It’s like a judgment free zone here at Roca.”
Roca taught me to handle situations as a man.”
Roca, they showed me that there is another way. I’m so thankful for that.”
From the first day…Roca was pretty annoying!”
If it wasn’t for Roca, I don’t know what I would have done.”
Finally, an organization that’s out there on the streets doing what they say they’re doing.”
— Chief Rupert Daniels,
Springfield Police Department
Roca has played a significant role in being a convener.”
— Betsy Fox Tolentino,
MD Department of Juvenile Services
If something happens in the City, we’ll pick up the phone and call Roca.”
— Capt. Dave Batchelor,
Chelsea Police Department