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.

MANHATTAN

Project Reset and Project Reset+ programming in Manhattan are provided by three organizations: the Midtown Community Court, The Osborne Association, and Young New Yorkers. The program provider is determined by the precinct of arrest and age at time of arrest. 

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If you are 21 years old or older

If you are 18-20 years old


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. Please check your DAT for your return court information.


Eligibility in Manhattan

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

 

Program Information

 

Programming through the Midtown Community Court consists of an interactive 2-hour group session grounded in procedural and restorative justice philosophies. Participants engage in conversations that encourage connection and reflection about the criminal justice system, the experience and impact of arrest, and perspectives on accountability. Young adults may instead choose to participate in an arts-based session at the New Museum.

 

Spanish-speaking groups are offered at least once per month. Individual counseling sessions are also offered on an as-needed basis. Click the logo for additional information. 

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Osborne offers four different program interventions: a training in Social Resilience to help participants respond to stressful situations, a Restorative Justice circle, Narcan training, and community building projects with local partners in Harlem. All programming lasts between 2-4 hours and can be completed in one day. If interested, individuals can be linked to additional, voluntary services on an ongoing basis. Click the logo for additional information. 

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Young New Yorkers (YNY) uses art to transform the criminal legal system via the creative voices of young New Yorkers. Participants complete restorative arts-based programming incorporating photography, video, and collage. All programming lasts between 2-4 hours and can be completed in one day. If interested, individuals can be linked to additional, voluntary services on an ongoing basis. Click the logo for additional information.