Source: (2003) Beyond Just Us. A newsletter published by the Forum on Restorative Community Justice. Spring/Summer 2003. Pp. 4-5.
Roca is Spanish for â€œrock” or â€œfoundation.” Located in a highly diverse, multicultural, urban area north of Boston, Massachusetts, Roca, Inc is a values driven agency that began in 1998. Roca, Inc focuses on empowering at-risk youth and young families through programs that promote a real sense of belonging. In this article Dale Mary Grenfell describes its roots in restorative justice principles, peacemaking circles, multicultural programming, and community building. She also identifies some of Rocaâ€™s key programs â€“ such as literacy, health, young parenting, and life skills â€“ and she profiles the director of the organization, Molly Baldwin.
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