Project Reset

Project Reset staff in session

Our Impact

  • 4x Project Reset participants were four times less likely than matched comparison defendants to be convicted on a new arrest at one year.

  • 186 On average, Project Reset cases were resolved 186 days more quickly than cases handled by traditional prosecution.

  • 96% of participants said they would recommend Project Reset to others.

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I feel like whoever made this program was a genius at giving people second chances and the push they may need. I’m happy I did this and shout out to the officer that put me in this.
Adolescent participant in our Project Reset programming

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Publications Results

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    Changemakers in Action: Kristina Singleton

    Kristina Singleton works on diverting people from court into supportive or educational programming. Among the programs she works with at the Midtown Community Court are Project Reset, which offers those charged with a low-level crime the chance to avoid court and a criminal record by completing community-based programming, and a recently launched youth gun-diversion program for young people who have been arrested on gun possession charges.

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    A Guide to Arts and Diversion

    An alternative to the traditional system, Project Reset has looked to innovate again by partnering with arts institutions to create meaningful arts-based programming. Project Reset’s partnerships with the New Museum and the Brooklyn Museum are the latest chapter in a longer history of work in the arts.

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    Fact Sheet: Project Reset

    Project Reset is a diversion program operating in Manhattan and the Bronx offering a new response to low-level offending that is proportionate, effective, and restorative. Participants who complete brief community-based programming avoid a criminal record without ever setting foot in a courtroom.

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Project Reset is a collaboration among the Center for Justice Innovation, New York City Police Department, New York City Council, New York County District Attorney’s Office, Kings County District Attorney’s Office, Bronx District Attorney’s Office, the Queens District Attorney’s Office, the Richmond County District Attorney’s Office, the Osborne Association, Young New Yorkers, the Legal Aid Society, Bronx Defenders, Brooklyn Defender Services, New York County Defender Services, and Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem.

Project Reset is funded by the New York City Council, Mayor's Office for Criminal Justice, Mellon Foundation, and private donors. For more information on Project Reset, please visit

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