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A ROCA jobs project for city youth, with the L&J Waste Recycling firm

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An L & J Waste Recycling crew on site in Baltimore. The firm is training and employing previously incarcerated youth as part of a collaborative program with ROCA, a non-profit violence interruption organization. (photo courtesy LJWinc.)

Tom's next guest is Baltimore businessman Lenzie Johnson. He's the Chief Operating Officer at L&J Waste and Recycling, a local company that hires young people from the Roca program.

Roca is a non-profit violence interruption organization that's focused on helping young African American men, young mothers, and Central American youth who are fleeing violence, to cope with the trauma of urban violence and get their lives on track.

Lenzie Johnson joins Tom on Zoom from his office in West Baltimore…

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LJW's Lenzie Johnson (right) discusses job details with a Roca-sponsored team of young workers.(photo credit RocaInc)

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