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.

BCS Office Photo
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.

Publications & Digital Media

  • Video

    Treatment Not Jail

    SG’s heroin addiction cost him his family, his health, and his job. He knew he had to stop before it also cost him his life. Bronx Community Solutions made the difference that helped SG change his life around. The opioid crisis is an epidemic, affecting thousands, but you can be a part of the solution.

  • Publication

    Fact Sheet: Community Engagement Program at Bronx Community Solutions

    This fact sheet describes the Community Engagement Program offers voluntary resources and mentorship for participants of Bronx Community Solutions. Together with local providers, specialists or “credible messengers” provide support to participants and the Bronx community.

  • Video

    An Introduction to Youth Impact Bronx

    Youth Impact: Bronx is a youth leadership program that offers a restorative approach to issues that young people face. Volunteer members develop and pilot projects to promote community change, lead restorative circles for their peers, and take actions to address the underlying issues causing youth contact with the criminal legal system. Youth Impact offers individual support, mentorship, and educational opportunities to support members as they move towards their individual goals. Watch the video to hear from young people themselves what this program means to them and 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.