Cyrus Vance

As Manhattan District Attorney, Cy Vance, Jr. has made the advancement of criminal justice reform part of the mission of the District Attorney's Office, right alongside our centuries-old founding mission of public safety. Click For More



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Learn about our special initiatives to reform the justice system and fight 21st-century crimes.

DA Vance accepting the New York Center for Children's "Champion" Award

The head of our Cybercrime Bureau appears on VICE's "Motherboard" podcast to talk about how we solve and prosecute complex high-tech crimes

DA Vance tours Educational Alliance and learns more about the innovative "two-generation" education program funded by CJII

DA Vance announces the results of the office's $38M investment in testing the national rape kit backlog

DA Vance welcomes players to our annual Saturday Night Lights Invitational Basketball Tournament

Take Your Kids to Work Day 2019

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December 3, 2021

D.A. Vance: Two Indicted for Stealing $1.3M from Small Business Owners during COVID-19 Pandemic Click For More

“At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, these scammers preyed on those who needed aid the most – robbing dozens of small business owners of cash they desperately needed to stay afloat, as alleged in the indictment.” said District Attorney Vance.

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December 1, 2021 | New York Times

Supervised Injection Sites for Drug Users to Open in New York City Click For More

“We have always been trying to strike the right balance between enforcement, rehabilitation and prevention,” Cyrus R. Vance Jr., the Manhattan district attorney, said in an interview.

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November 23, 2021 | The Atlantic

The Tomb Raiders of the Upper East Side: Inside the Manhattan DA’s Antiquities Trafficking Unit Click For More

The DA’s office has returned more than 1,300 antiquities to their homelands: a marble sarcophagus fragment to Greece, a Buddha’s footprint to Pakistan, and, to Italy, a first-century mosaic from a ship in the emperor Caligula’s fleet.

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November 18, 2021

Full Remarks: D.A. Vance Moves to Vacate Wrongful Convictions in Murder of Malcolm X Click For More

Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance, Jr., together with the Shanies Law Office and the Innocence Project, today moved to vacate the trial convictions and dismiss the indictment of Muhammad A. Aziz and Khalil Islam for the 1965 murder of Malcolm X at the Audubon Ballroom.

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November 17, 2021 | New York Times

2 Men Convicted of Killing Malcolm X Will Be Exonerated After Decades Click For More

A 22-month investigation conducted jointly by the Manhattan district attorney’s office and lawyers for the two men found that prosecutors and two of the nation’s premier law enforcement agencies — the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the New York Police Department — had withheld key evidence that, had it been turned over, would likely have led to the men’s acquittal.

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November 17, 2021 | New York Times

Looking for a Stolen Idol? Visit the Museum of the Manhattan D.A. Click For More

Set up in 2017, with the approval of the Manhattan district attorney, Cyrus R. Vance Jr., to curb the smuggling of cultural heritage, it has seized 3,604 illicit items valued at $204 million. Of that, 1,323 objects have been returned to countries of origin like Mexico, Afghanistan and Tibet.

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Our $1.5M investment enabled Barrier Free Living to enhance and expand services for D/deaf domestic violence survivors, increase accessibility for ASL speakers, and offer dozens of community trainings. A new interim evaluation shows our approach is working. ⏬


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Saturday Dec 4

Art of Healing Festival: Stop the Hate Click For More

Join us as we unite against hate and explore creative arts as a means to heal.