The redevelopment is a key follow-on investment to The Justice Thurgood Marshall Amenity Center at PS 103 which is located just around the corner. The Mitchell Law Center will bring critical community services through University of Maryland Baltimore’s ROAR Center whose mission is to engage with individuals and communities in Baltimore City by providing holistic, client-driven services to survivors of crime and influencing efforts to reform systemic responses to crime.
Once restored, the three-story historic building will be fully occupied by the UMB ROAR Center and will provide a “one-stop-shop” where survivors of crime can access a full range of wraparound legal, supportive social and nursing care management, and mental health services in one place, which research has shown provides the best outcomes for survivors who are often managing myriad and complex needs. ROAR’s staff of attorneys, paralegals, social workers, and a community health nurse manager work collaboratively to aid survivors of crime, as defined and directed by them, providing free legal, social work, counseling/therapy, and nurse care management services. The ROAR center will be strategically located to serve residents who have a demonstrated need for violence prevention and intervention.