Project Reset: Bronx 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.
Become a Volunteer
Project Reset: Bronx relies on you, people from the Bronx community, to volunteer and run restorative circles. During circle discussions, volunteers share stories from their own lives and help participants strengthen community ties. Learn more about the stipend you can earn, the time commitment, and what being a volunteer means.
If you would like to volunteer for Project Reset, please click here to visit our volunteer platform.
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.
To participate or ask a question, please contact us:
Website: Bronx Community Solutions
215 E 161st St.
Bronx, NY 10451
Located at 3rd Ave/E 162nd Street on the Bx15, Bx21, Bx6, Bx6-SBS
Please check your DAT for your return court information.
If your DAT returns to court on a Monday, Wednesday, or Friday
Contact The Legal Aid Society, Anthony Posada, Aposada@legal-aid.org, 212.577.3385.
If your DAT returns to court on a Tuesday or Thursday
Contact Bronx Defenders, Avery McNeil, firstname.lastname@example.org, 718.838.7878.
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 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)