Project Reset is a collaboration between the District Attorney's Offices in the Bronx, Manhattan, and Brooklyn, 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.



Project Reset in Brooklyn engages participants in collaborative discussions and activities that help develop concrete skills to identify and change thought patterns and behaviors. 

Project Reset in Brooklyn is provided by Brooklyn Justice Initiatives. Participants discuss their experiences with conflict and look at factors that led to those situations. By engaging in collaborative discussions and activities, participants develop concrete skills to identify and change thought patterns and behaviors. 


Participants have the option to explore these themes through group programming at Brooklyn Justice Initiatives, the Red Hook Community Justice Center, or through an art-based group at the Brooklyn Museum. Individual counseling sessions are also offered on an as-needed basis and all programming runs between 2-4 hours.

Legal Advice Available

You may hire an attorney or if you cannot afford an attorney, please contact us for 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:


Phone: 646.659.3761  

Website: Brooklyn Justice Initiatives


25 Willoughby Street, 2nd Floor

Brooklyn, NY 11201​​

Eligibility in Brooklyn

You may be eligible for Project Reset if:

  • You were arrested in Brooklyn

  • You are 18-years-old or older

  • You were issued a Desk Appearance Ticket (DAT) for some non-violent misdemeanor crimes (the exact list of eligible charges varies by borough). ​​

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

Click for a list of charges that may be diverted to Project Reset. The final decision about eligibility rests with the Brooklyn District Attorney's Office.