Project Reset in Queens provides
programming that encourages
participants to reflect on their
arrest experience, connect with
their community, and develop skills
for avoiding further involvement
with the justice system.

Project Reset in Queens is provided by the Center for Court Innovation. Participants can resolve their case by completing one session; staff work with each participant to choose the the type of programming best suited for them. Options include an interactive group with a focus on procedural justice and the criminal justice process, and an individual session where participants can discuss specific topics and receive referrals to appropriate community-based services. Project Reset programming gives participants the opportunity to learn about the criminal justice system, explore any
challenges that may have led to their arrest, and
discuss strategies to avoid future involvement with the system.

To participate or ask a question, please contact us:

Email: projectresetqs@courtinnovation.org

Phone: 914.893.2490

Website: Project Reset

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. 

You may be eligible for Project Reset if: 

  • You were arrested in Queens; 

  • You are 18-years-old or older; 

  • The Queens County 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 Queens County District Attorney's Office. 

  • Criminal Trespass, 3rd Degree (PL 140.10)

  • Criminal Trespass, 2nd Degree (PL 140.15)

  • Criminal Mischief, 4th Degree (PL 145.00)

  • Petit Larceny (PL 155.25)

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

  • Unlawful Assembly (PL 240.10)

  • Promoting Gambling, 2nd Degree (pL 225.05)


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