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



Signature Projects

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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March 4, 2021 | New York Daily News

N.J. man recruited teens for prostitution in NYC hotels: prosecutors Click For More

A New Jersey man used death threats and beatings to force five young women and teenage girls to work as prostitutes in New York City, prosecutors said Wednesday.

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March 3, 2021

D.A. Vance Announces Indictment of Sex Trafficker Who Recruited Young Women From Out of State Click For More

“As alleged in the indictment, Mr. Martin has spent the last two years using social media, death threats, beatings, and guns, to recruit, transport, and coercively prostitute five young women who lived in constant and very real fear for their lives,” said District Attorney Vance.

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March 1, 2021 | New York Daily News

More than $2M in seized bank assets to aid young New Yorkers escaping sex trafficking: Manhattan DA Cy Vance Jr. Click For More

A new project funded by more than $2 million in forfeited bank assets seeks to help young New Yorkers escape the sex trafficking trade, the Manhattan district attorney’s office said Monday.

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March 1, 2021

D.A. Vance: “Phoenix Project” Begins Serving Young Survivors of Sex Trafficking Across New York City Click For More

“My Office’s commitment to fight sex trafficking doesn’t begin and end in the courtroom. Helping survivors obtain housing, health care, and education is key to putting traffickers out of business. Today, using dollars forfeited in our aggressive investigations against major banks, The Foundling’s Phoenix Project opens its doors to young survivors of sex trafficking, offering critical support and mentorship across New York City," said District Attorney Vance.

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February 18, 2021 | New York Daily News

NYC driver with suspended license charged with manslaughter for fatally striking toddler Click For More

Criminal charges against a man with a suspended driver’s license accused of killing a 3-year-old boy with his pickup truck and injuring the child’s mother were upgraded to manslaughter on Wednesday.

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Our office’s commitment to ending sex trafficking doesn’t begin and end in the courtroom, which is why we invested $2M to create the new youth sex trafficking intervention program, the Phoenix Project. ⏬


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Thursday Dec 3

International Anti-Corruption Conference 2020 Click For More

The U.S. is one of the easiest places in the world for criminals to open anonymous companies to launder money with impunity. Join D.A. Vance along with Senator Whitehouse, and Representative Malinowki at the International Anti-Corruption Conference to discuss the fight for greater incorporation transparency.