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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DA VANCE ANNOUNCES INVESTMENT OF $7.2 MILLION IN NEW YORKERS REENTERING THEIR COMMUNITIES AFTER INCARCERATION

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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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June 21, 2018 | NEW YORK TIMES | EDITORIAL

New York’s Small Step on Pot Isn’t Enough Click For More

Assessing the damage done by petty marijuana prosecutions, Mr. Vance has said his office would decline to prosecute marijuana cases beginning on Aug. 1 — except in cases in which the Police Department can prove that the defendant represents a danger to public safety.

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June 21, 2018 | NEW YORK POST

Man who stabbed his sister to death sentenced Click For More

A deranged man who admitted to stabbing his sister to death in their Chinatown apartment was sentenced Wednesday to 19 years to life.

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June 20, 2018 | WALL STREET JOURNAL

Critics of Mayor’s New Marijuana Policy Say It Leaves Racial Disparity in Place Click For More

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s new marijuana policy was met with a backlash from the Manhattan district attorney and advocates, who said the change wouldn’t do enough to diminish racial disparities among those who face punishment for the low-level crime.

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June 20, 2018 | NEW YORK TIMES

New York City Will End Marijuana Arrests for Most People Click For More

The Manhattan district attorney, Cyrus R. Vance Jr., found in a six-month study that marijuana arrests “waste an enormous amount of criminal justice resources for no punitive, rehabilitative, deterrent or other public safety benefit.”

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June 17, 2018 | THE HILL | OP-ED

Funding restrictions for human trafficking grants can prevent victims from getting justice Click For More

If funding is restricted in the way DOJ intends, many victims of human trafficking will remain burdened by their records, and vulnerable to further exploitation.


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Pride Month Guest Speaker Click For More

We were honored to welcome Brooke Guinan, New York City Fire Department's first transgender firefighter, to our office for Pride Month.