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A $1.5 million loan helps the multiservice organization Roca Inc. provide intervention services to 1,302 young men, as part of a Massachusetts juvenile justice “Pay for Success” pilot project. Each year, approximately 4,000 young men age out of the juvenile justice system or are released from probation in Massachusetts; 65 percent will be incarcerated at least once within the next five years. Participants in Roca's program have a 22 percent recidivism rate. A companion grant from the Human Services Program helps Roca increase its organizational capacity to provide these services.