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 with Brooke Guinan, our Pride Month guest speaker and the NYFD's first transgender firefighter

DA Vance at The LGBT Community Center's annual Pride Month "Garden Party"

DA Vance joins Speaker Corey Johnson and other City Council colleagues for their "Pride Month Celebration"

DA Vance stands with immigrants’ rights advocates to support the Protect Our Courts Act

DA Vance greets volunteers at our office's "Clean Slate" summons warrant forgiveness event

DA Vance speaks about the trial conviction of former nanny Yoselyn Ortega for the murders of Leo and Lulu Krim

DA Vance congratulates graduates of “Inside Criminal Justice,” an innovative seminar that brings together Queensboro Correctional Facility residents and Manhattan ADA’s

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September 20, 2018 | NEW YORK POST

Manhattan DA wants marijuana entrepreneurs to ‘be successful’ Click For More

Vance was invited to speak at CannaGather, a monthly meetup for industry hotshots, as a result of his office’s lenient stance on marijuana.

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September 19, 2018

DA Vance: Police Officer Sentenced to 6 Years in Prison For Accepting Bribe, Helping Transport Cocaine Click For More

"Thanks to my Office’s Public Corruption Unit and our partners in the NYPD’s Internal Affairs Bureau, Officer Diaz has now admitted to acts of official corruption for which he will serve significant prison time."

News | Press Releases
September 12, 2018

District Attorney Vance Urges Victims of Clergy Sex Abuse to Come Forward Click For More

“The extensive sexual abuse outlined in the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s report is deeply disturbing, as are the coordinated efforts to conceal that abuse."

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September 12, 2018 | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Manhattan DA vacates over 3,000 open warrants for pot possession and smoking Click For More

More than 3,000 New Yorkers with open marijuana cases — some dating back as far as the 1970s — can breathe a sigh of relief following the Manhattan DA’s decision to vacate their warrants, the latest move aimed at addressing an issue racial and criminal justice advocates have long fought.

News | Speeches
September 12, 2018

DA Vance Moves to Dismiss 3,000 Marijuana Cases in Manhattan Criminal Court Click For More

As Your Honor knows, we stand here today to address the more than 3,000 open Criminal Court bench warrants for cases my Office no longer prosecutes: marijuana possession and smoking, under Penal Laws 221.10(1), a class B misdemeanor, or PL 221.05, a violation.


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Tuesday August 28

East Harlem Youth Opportunity Hub Open House Click For More

Come meet the Hub staff and partner providers!