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THE BRONX

Bronx Community Justice brings together participants and community volunteers for restorative justice discussions.

Restorative justice emphasizes healing, accountability, and repair after crime or harm has been committed. During restorative circle discussions, participants explore the underlying circumstances that led to their arrests and how they can move forward and avoid future contact with the justice system. 

 

Volunteers from the Bronx community play an active role in restorative circle discussions, share stories from their own lives, and help participants build stronger community ties. Restorative circle discussions last three hours and can be completed in one day.  Individual counseling sessions are also offered on an as-needed basis.

Are you interested in being a community volunteer? 

Project Reset: Bronx Community Justice relies on community volunteers. During restorative circle discussions, volunteers share stories from their own lives and help participants strengthen community ties. If you would like to participate in a one-day training in restorative justice and then volunteer for Project Reset, please send an email to projectresetbx@courtinnovation.org. Our team will contact you soon with more details.

Legal Advice Available

You may hire an attorney or if you cannot afford an attorney, please click to find more information on which attorney you should contact at no cost to you. 

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To participate or ask a question, please contact us:

Email: projectresetbx@courtinnovation.org

Phone: 718.618.1550

Website: Bronx Community Justice

Address:

3213A 3rd Avenue
Bronx, NY 10451

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Located at 3rd Ave/E 162nd Street on the Bx15, Bx21, Bx6, Bx6-SBS​​

Please check your DAT for your return court information.

Eligibility in the Bronx

You may be eligible for Project Reset if:

  • You were arrested in the Bronx;

  • You are 18-years-old or older;

  • You were issued a Desk Appearance Ticket (DAT) for a non-violent misdemeanor crime (the exact list of eligible charges is below);

  • The Bronx District Attorney's Office determines that your case is eligible.

Below is a list of charges that are eligible to be diverted to Project Reset. The final decision about eligibility rests with the Bronx District Attorney's Office. 

  • Criminal Mischief, 4th Degree (PL § 145.00)

  • Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, 7th Degree (PL § 220.03) 

  • Criminal Possession of Stolen Property, 5th Degree (PL § 165.40)

  • Criminal Tampering, 3rd Degree (PL § 145.14)

  • Criminal Trespass, 2nd Degree (PL §§ 140.15)

  • Making Graffiti (PL § 145.60)

  • Petit Larceny (PL § 155.25)

  • Possession of Graffiti Instruments (PL § 145.65)

  • Promoting Gambling, 2nd Degree (PL § 225.05)

  • Reckless Endangerment of Property (PL § 145.25)

  • Unauthorized Sale of Certain Transportation Services (PL § 165.16)

 

Project Reset is a collaboration between the District Attorney's Offices in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Staten Island, the Center for Court Innovation, Young New Yorkers, The Osborne Association, and the New York Police Department. In Manhattan, Project Reset is funded through the Manhattan DA's Criminal Justice  Investment Initiative. Project Reset is also funded by the New York City Council and the Tow and Cohen Foundations.