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.
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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.
“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.
More than $2M in seized bank assets to aid young New Yorkers escaping sex trafficking: Manhattan DA Cy Vance Jr.
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.
D.A. Vance: “Phoenix Project” Begins Serving Young Survivors of Sex Trafficking Across New York City
“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.
"The work continues."
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.
Thursday Dec 3
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.