The mission of Chelsea-based Roca is “to disrupt the cycle of incarceration and poverty by helping young people transform their lives.” Combining basic education, therapy, job training and placement, caring and persistence, the multi-year program helps hundreds of the state’s highest-risk young ex-offenders to stay employed and out of prison. So far, 91% of clients who have been with Roca for two years have not been re-arrested. Taxpayers stand to save millions of dollars.
Dan Passacantilli, Criminal Justice Project Manager at Roca, will speak about his agency’s innovative approaches to reducing recidivism, its program for at-risk young women, and its unique financing.
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