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



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

DA Vance joins advocates to call on New York legislators to turn speed safety cameras back on in school zones

DA Vance introducing community leaders to our "Criminal Justice Investment Initiative" programs

DA Vance at one of our office's forums on the opioid epidemic

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March 26, 2019

Criminal Justice Investment Initiative Progress Report: March 2019 Click For More

To date, CJII funds have supported more than 8,000 people across New York City and New York State. Reflecting the diversity of investments, CJII has supported people regardless of age, ethnicity, or lived experience.

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March 25, 2019 | WNYC

Fewer Undocumented Immigrant Crime Victims Are Stepping Forward Click For More

Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance said he hopes more outreach will convince immigrants his office won't report them to anyone.

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March 19, 2019

Testimony before City Council Public Safety and Finance Committees: FY20 Preliminary Budget Click For More

"The support we have received over the years from the City Council has helped us stay at the forefront of prosecutorial innovation and is critical to our continued success in reducing crime in Manhattan."

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March 15, 2019

Testing Every Kit: Panel Discussions on Victim Engagement and Legislative Reform Click For More

DA Vance announced the results of a $38M investment in ending the rape kit backlog across the country at a press conference and day-long summit. The afternoon panels feature sexual assault survivors, law enforcement, advocates, and elected officials.

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March 14, 2019

Test Every Kit: DA Vance Announces the Results of $38M Investment in Ending the Rape Kit Backlog Click For More

DA Vance announced the results of our $38M investment in testing the rape kit backlog across the country. He was joined by survivors, advocates, and elected officials from across the country.

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March 13, 2019

D.A. Vance: Roderick Covlin Convicted of Murdering His Estranged Wife in 2009 Click For More

"Shele Danishefsky Covlin had a soaring career, two adoring children, and the love and respect of her many friends, colleagues, and relatives. crime."

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Through our Criminal Justice Investment Initiative we have invested millions of dollars in programs designed to strengthen communities, prevent crime and reform the criminal justice system.

Last week, all of organizations convened to discuss new approaches to serve survivors of crime, reentry services, and how to continue to build a community network of support for Manhattan youth and families.


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Friday March 22

CJII Grantee Conference Click For More

Last week, for the first time, we brought together all of the grantees funded by our Criminal Justice Investment Initiative to reflect on how far we've come, share learnings, and look towards the future.