Bronx Community Solutions

staff and youth

Highlights

  • Project Reset

    Project Reset is a diversion program offering a new response to a low-level arrest that is proportionate, effective, and restorative.

  • Supervised Release Program

    The Supervised Release Program reduces the number of people held in jail simply because they cannot afford bail.

  • Driver Accountability Program

    The Driver Accountability Program is an innovative response to driving-related offenses that seeks to improve traffic safety and increase accountability among dangerous drivers. 

  • Youth Impact

    Youth can be transformative leaders, addressing inequity in their communities and the factors that lead to youth involvement in the criminal legal system.  

Our Impact

  • 15,000 Bronx Community Solutions connects participants to 15,000 hours of community service opportunities annually—working on transformative projects in Bronx neighborhoods

  • 5,000 Bronx Community Solutions works with more than 5,000 cases each year

  • 43% New York City credited Bronx Community Solutions with contributing to a 43% drop in jail sentences for misdemeanor defendants in the Bronx

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The Supervised Release Program provides supervision and voluntary social service referrals to people who may otherwise be incarcerated due to an inability to pay bail.
Supervised Release

The Supervised Release Program provides supervision and voluntary social service referrals to people who may otherwise be incarcerated due to an inability to pay bail.

Bronx Community Solutions creates community improvement projects that address local needs. Projects include painting over graffiti, packing food and care kits, and assisting with community events.
Community Service

Bronx Community Solutions creates community improvement projects that address local needs which include painting over graffiti, packing food and care kits, and assisting with community events.

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Alternative Sentencing

Providing alternative sentencing options to judges reduces reliance on jail. In the case of Bronx Community Solutions, less than one percent of convicted clients receive jail sentences compared to 16 percent of a comparison group.

BCS Group Photo
Youth Impact

Staff provide opportunities to empower and develop local youth leaders. Youth Impact members are trained in restorative justice practices, attend educational and professional development trainings, and spearhead projects that give back to their community.

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Partners

Partners include the New York State Unified Court SystemBronx District Attorney’s Office, Criminal Justice Coordinator’s Office of the City of New York, the local defense bar, members of the Bronx community, and hundreds of local service providers and community groups.

We rely on the generosity of supporters to do the work we do.