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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October 22, 2019 | City Lab

Why New York City DAs Offer Art Class In Lieu of Court Click For More

Since a diversion program, Project Reset, started in Manhattan, district attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. says that prosecutions for low-level offenses have halved.

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October 18, 2019

Ex-NYPD cop found guilty of assaulting handcuffed mentally ill teen Click For More

A judge on Thursday found an ex-NYPD cop guilty of assaulting a mentally ill homeless teen while he was handcuffed — then lying about it on police paperwork and to his supervisors.

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October 17, 2019

D.A. Vance: Driver Charged With Manslaughter For Striking Two Pedestrians, One Fatally, in Upper West Side Crash Click For More

“While other types of crime drop to historic lows across New York City, pedestrians and cyclists remain under constant threat of vehicular violence from habitually reckless drivers."

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October 17, 2019

D.A. Vance: Former NYPD Officer Convicted of Assault, Falsifying Documents Related to Violent 2017 Arrest Click For More

“This 19-year veteran of the NYPD assaulted a young man, and then lied about it. His criminal misconduct caused extensive injuries to his victim and damage to all in law enforcement who are working to strengthen our relationships with the communities we are sworn to protect."

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October 15, 2019

Karate teacher who preyed on young girls to get 10 years in prison Click For More

A Manhattan karate instructor pleaded guilty Thursday to sexually abusing four young girls and possessing a trove of child porn documenting the sick acts.

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October 10, 2019

D.A. Vance: Martial Arts Instructor Pleads Guilty to Sexually Abusing Teenage Students, Photographing Abuse Click For More

"Thanks to the prosecutors in my office’s Child Abuse Unit, this defendant has finally been brought to justice and he will face significant jail time for his abusive conduct. If you or a loved one has been a victim of a crime, I urge you to report it to our Child Abuse Unit by calling (212) 335-4308.”

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Under our Project Reset diversion program, New Yorkers arrested for low-level offenses can complete community-based arts programming in lieu of prosecution. Read more about why D.A. Vance created this program and how it’s affecting the participants. ⏬


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NYC Go Purple Day Click For More

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Thursday Oct 17

Senator Brian Benjamin’s Harlem Community Forum on Legalizing Marijuana Click For More

A panel and discussion about the marijuana expungement law and New York State's efforts to legalize marijuana.