Staten Island

Project Reset in Staten Island engages participants charged with low level, nonviolent offenses in various kinds of interventions that encourage connection and reflection about the experience and impact of arrest, perspectives on accountability, and the criminal justice system.

To participate or ask a question, please contact us:

Email: projectresetsi@courtinnovation.org

Phone: 914.539.7770

Website: Staten Island Justice Center

Address: 60 Bay Street, Suite 100, Staten Island, NY 10301

Project Reset in Staten Island is provided by the Staten Island Justice Center in collaboration with the Richmond County District Attorney's Office. Participants must complete two sessions in order to resolve their case. Programming options include interactive groups grounded in the tenets of procedural justice and cognitive behavioral therapy, as well as  individual sessions focused on connecting individuals with appropriate community-based services. These sessions give participants space to reflect on their arrest experience and how to avoid further involvement with the criminal justice system.

Legal Advice Available

You may hire a private attorney or if you cannot afford one, please contact the Legal Aid Society, Rebecca Chevalier, RIChevalier@Legal-Aid.org, 212.298.3080, to speak with an attorney at no cost to you.

Eligibility in Staten Island

You may be eligible for Project Reset if:

  • You were arrested in Staten Island;

  • You are 18-years-old or older;

  • The Richmond County District Attorney's Office determines that your case is eligible;

  • You were issued a Desk Appearance Ticket (DAT) for one of the following non-violent misdemeanor charges:

    • Criminal Mischief, 4th Degree (PL 145.00)

    • Criminal Possession of Marihuana, 4th Degree (PL 221.15) (if over 2oz)

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

    • Criminal Tampering, 3rd Degree (PL 145.14)

    • Criminal Trespass, 2nd Degrees (PL 140.15)

    • Criminal Trespass, 3rd Degrees (PL 140.10) 

    • Falsely Reporting an Incident, 3rd Degree (PL 240.50)

    • 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)

    • Theft of Services (PL 165.15)

    • Unauthorized Sale of Certain Transportation Services (PL 165.16)

    • Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle, 3rd Degree (PL 165.05)

    • Trademark Counterfeiting, 3rd Degree (PL 165.71) 

    • Unlawful Assembly (PL 240.10)

    • Forgery, 3rd Degree (PL 170.05)

    • Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument, 3rd Degree (PL 170.20)

The final decision about eligibility rests with the Richmond County District Attorney's Office.


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.