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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News | Press Releases
September 13, 2019

D.A. Vance, City of London Police Announce Arrest of Man on Suspicion of Stealing Music from Award-Winning International Superstars and Selling it for Cryptocurrency Click For More

“As one of the world’s leading creative capitals, New York City is dedicated to protecting artists’ intellectual property and ensuring that those who steal it face the music.”

News | Media Coverage
September 11, 2019 | New York Daily News

Ex-con who shot bystander in Battery Park City sentenced to 20 years Click For More

"He pulled the blame-the-victim defense. It didn’t work. Ex-con Jason Wright, 39, was sentenced to 20 years in prison Tuesday for shooting an innocent 34-year-old woman in the knee in Battery Park City on April 24, 2017, after a judge discounted his excuse that he was aiming for a rival ferry ticket vendor, who was grazed in the chest during the violence."

News | Remarks
September 9, 2019

Testimony for State Senate Codes Committee on Implementation of Pre-Trial Discovery Click For More

Senator Bailey and members of the committee, thank you for holding this hearing on the implementation of pre-trial discovery reform. It is important to have this discussion to adequately prepare for the sweeping changes that will take effect on January 1, 2020.

News | Media Coverage
September 9, 2019 | CBS New York

“Saturday Night Lights” Keeping NYC Kids Out of Trouble, Building Bridges With Police Click For More

"While some kids might be getting into trouble on a Saturday night, others are taking part in a program that offers free soccer, basketball, and dance classes [...] 'It's turning criminal dollars into community activity and program development. What could be a better statement than to say to those who are committing crime, we're going to take what you've done and we're going to make it positive for our neighborhood,' Manhattan D.A. Cy Vance said."

News | Press Releases
September 9, 2019

D.A. Vance, Partners Announce Citywide Expansion of Signature “Saturday Night Lights” Youth Program Click For More

"Over the last eight years, we’ve grown SNL from a basketball program at a single site in West Harlem to a network serving thousands of teens with world-class sports programming in their own neighborhoods across Manhattan. I am thrilled to announce that with today’s $1.4 million investment and the strong collaboration of my fellow District Attorneys, Saturday Night Lights will now enrich and inspire kids across the five boroughs."

News | Press Releases
September 5, 2019

D.A. Vance, NYC DOI Commisssioner, NYS Inspector General Announce Indictment of Unlicensed Labor Broker for Million-Dollar Insurance Fraud Click For More

"Over the last three years, my Office has returned $7.4 million in stolen wages to workers, and more than $14 million in unpaid taxes from 104 construction companies to New York State. Together with our partners in the Construction Fraud Task Force, we are committed to seeking justice for workers and protecting them from predatory practices.”

Manhattan District Attorney's Office
Manhattan District Attorney's Office3 days ago
🏅 Last night Assistant D.A. Antoinette Carter earned New York County Lawyers Association’s Public Service Award for her decades of tireless service on behalf of crime survivors. ADA Carter recently secured the convictions of all three defendants involved in the brutal murder of Joseph Comunale.


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Tuesday Aug 6

National Night Out Against Crime Click For More

The Manhattan D.A.’s office will join the NYPD and city officials at over 70 locations across the city for the National Night Out Against Crime. This annual community-building campaign includes barbecues, bounce house, face painting, and much more in the effort to promote police-community partnerships and help make our city safer