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 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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July 26, 2021 | Politico

The last refuge of the criminal: Encrypted smartphones (Op-ed by Cy Vance, Jr. and Catherine De Bolle Click For More

Victims of crime simply deserve better. It is unsustainable to keep delegating encryption standards to private technology companies. Regulation is necessary — and urgently so. Solving this problem will require a delicate balance between privacy on the one hand and public safety on the other.

News | Press Releases
July 22, 2021

D.A. Vance: N.Y.P.D Sergeant Charged with Assault, Attempted Assault for Two Violent Arrests Click For More

“When NYPD officers head into the field each day to face unknown and potentially life-threatening situations, they do one of the most difficult jobs in the world,” said District Attorney Vance. “But having sworn an oath to protect and serve their communities, those difficult jobs need to be carried out with the utmost integrity and professionalism, especially by officers in leadership."

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July 21, 2021

Manhattan D.A.’s Office Returns Three Antiquities to Indonesia Click For More

“I am honored to return these three wonderful pieces back to their rightful owners – the people of Indonesia. I want to thank my Office’s Antiquities Trafficking Unit and our partners at Homeland Security Investigations for their ceaseless efforts that have resulted in nearly 400 treasures being returned to 11 countries over the past year. I look forward to further repatriations in the near future.”

News | Press Releases
July 20, 2021

D.A. Vance: British Antiquities Restorer Arraigned in Global Antiquities Trafficking Scheme Following Extradition from London Click For More

“Without restorers to disguise stolen relics, there would be no laundered items for antiquities traffickers to sell,” said District Attorney Vance. “The arraignment of Neil Perry Smith serves as a reminder that behind every antiquities trafficking ring preying upon cultural heritage for profit, there is someone reassembling and restoring these looted pieces to lend the criminal enterprise a veneer of legitimacy."

News | Press Releases
July 19, 2021

D.A. Vance: Tekashi 6ix9ine’s Security Team, Including Former N.Y.P.D. Detective, Indicted For Robbery, Criminal Impersonation Click For More

“A celebrity entourage is not a police department, and Manhattan is not the Wild West,” said District Attorney Vance.

News | Media Coverage
July 16, 2021 | New York Law Journal

US Attorney Strauss and DA Vance, With SEC, Announce Cases Against Former Leaders of Network Infrastructure Company Click For More

“Our relentless focus on integrity in construction and development continues with this indictment of top executives of a publicly-traded company who flaunted New York’s construction lien laws,” Vance said in a statement.

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New York Healthcare Cyber Alliance Webinar with D.A. Vance Click For More

This webinar will provide insight from healthcare experts on the issues and need facing healthcare organizations, as well as next steps in being better cyber secured to face what lies ahead.