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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January 17, 2020 | New York Daily News

Metro-North exec busted for pocketing $70K in kickbacks from scam involving $10 million in contracts awarded to crooked company Click For More

A greedy Metro-North manager pocketed $70,000 in kickbacks for steering $10 million in crooked contracts to a waste disposal business in a lucrative bid-rigging scam, the Manhattan District attorney charged Friday.

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January 17, 2020 | New York Daily News

Manhattan landlord and contractors sentenced to 4 to 12 years behind bars for fatal East Village gas explosion Click For More

A Manhattan building owner and a pair of crooked construction workers were sentenced Friday to four to 12 years in prison for running an illegal gas line that triggered the deadly East Village blast that killed two people.

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January 17, 2020 | New York Post

Landlord, contractor and plumber sentenced to 4 to 12 years for East Village gas explosion Click For More

The three people responsible for a deadly East Village gas explosion that leveled several buildings and killed two men landed four to 12 years behind bars Friday.

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January 17, 2020

D.A. Vance, MTA I.G. Pokorny Announce Charges in Metro-North Railroad Bid-Rigging Scheme Click For More

“Asbestos abatement and regulated waste removal are serious public health and safety matters, particularly when it comes to facilities like Grand Central that hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers and visitors use every day,” said District Attorney Vance.

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January 17, 2020

D.A. Vance: East Village Explosion Defendants Sentenced to 4-to-12 Years in Prison Click For More

“If you cut corners based on expediency and profit and kill or injure New Yorkers in the process, you are engaging in criminal conduct and my Office will seek significant prison time."

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January 15, 2020 | NEW YORK TIMES

Trial of 6-Year-Old’s Killer Exposes Lapses in City’s Child Welfare System Click For More

A Harlem man was convicted of murder in the beating of his girlfriend’s son after a trial that shed light on the city’s failure to intervene.

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“The death of Zymere Perkins was an unthinkable tragedy that sent shockwaves through the city and inspired a reckoning with how our social services system works to protect New York’s most vulnerable,” said District Attorney Vance. “As proven at trial, Zymere was an innocent and helpless six-year-old boy who suffered unconscionable, ongoing violence at the hands of Rysheim Smith. Now, a Manhattan jury has rightly held the defendant accountable for this horrific murder, and I’d like to thank the members of that jury for their careful attention during this heartbreaking case. I would also like to thank my Office’s prosecutors, whose oath compelled them to fight for Zymere Perkins as if he were their own child, and who worked tirelessly to obtain a measure of justice for him in this devastating case.”


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Friday Dec 6

Bang Bang Gun Amok III Click For More

Artist and activist George Emilio Sanchez returns to Abrons Arts Center for a third year with Bang Bang Gun Amok III, a 24-hour performance “filibuster” that addresses how gun culture is historically embedded in the United States. Co-presented by Henry Street Settlement and University Settlement Artists in partnership with the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, the event unites activists, scholars, Lower East Side youth, and gun violence survivors in a spirit of solidarity to call for an end to a culture of violence.