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Center for Court Innovation

Grants Awarded

Restorative Justice Programs and Project Reset Staten Island

Funding Type Restricted
Funding Total $200,000
Impact Area Justice and Community Wellness
Years Funded 2021-2023

Center for Court Innovation is dedicated to creating effective, humane justice systems. Its work includes the creation of Project Reset, a diversion program for people charged with minor offenses. The program operates in four NYC boroughs, including Brooklyn. This funding will support Project Reset in Staten Island, which launched remotely in May 2020. It will also support the planning and launch of three new initiatives: a restorative justice program in Manhattan and Queens for homicide cases (the first in the nation); a program to address vehicular offenses that result in serious injury or death; and training for Bronx community members as restorative justice peacemakers in cases of interpersonal violence.

Project Reset Brooklyn Expansion

Funding Type Restricted
Funding Total $400,000
Impact Area Justice and Community Wellness
Years Funded 2019-2022

Center for Court Innovation is dedicated to creating effective, humane justice systems by designing and implementing community and court-based programs, performing research and helping reformers. Its work includes the creation of Project Reset, a diversion program anchored around mending the relationship between police and communities of color. Project Reset allows individuals to give to back the community for their offense while avoiding the potential negative consequences of a court appearance and conventional case processing. This grant supports the expansion of Project Reset to Brooklyn. Through this expansion, Project Reset services will be offered borough-wide as a constructive alternative to incarceration for minor offenders at the point of arrest.