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.

Members of our office march in Harlem to "Shine the Light" on domestic violence and stand with survivors

DA Vance at one of our office's forums on the opioid epidemic

DA Vance at The LGBT Community Center's annual Pride Month "Garden Party"

DA Vance joins Speaker Corey Johnson and other City Council colleagues for their "Pride Month Celebration"

DA Vance stands with immigrants’ rights advocates to support the Protect Our Courts Act

DA Vance greets volunteers at our office's "Clean Slate" summons warrant forgiveness event

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January 14, 2019

DA Vance: Former Babysitter Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Attempted Murder, Strangulation of Two-Month-Old Child Click For More

“Marianne Benjamin-Williams sealed her own fate when she attempted to murder the two-month-old child left in her care in such a violent, gruesome manner.”

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January 8, 2019 | WABC

Man pleads guilty for role in party stabbing murder in Upper East Side apartment Click For More

The Manhattan District Attorney's Office announced that 30-year-old Lawrence Dilione pleaded guilty to one count of manslaughter for his role in the murder of 26-year-old Joey Comunale.

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January 8, 2019

DA Vance Announces Guilty Plea of Lawrence Dilione in Death of Joseph Comunale Click For More

"This is another major step forward on the road toward justice for Joey Comunale. I thank our prosecutors for ensuring not only that this defendant will serve significant prison time for his role in this unconscionable crime, but also for sparing the Comunale family the agony of reliving their son’s death in yet another murder trial."

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December 28, 2018 | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS | OP-ED

A plea for smarter parole: N.Y. has to stop setting people up to fail Click For More

As prosecutors who count on parole to serve its intended purpose of rehabilitation and public safety, we believe parole in New York State is in need of reform.

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December 14, 2018

Grand Jury Report on Epidemic of Real Estate Theft Targeting Vulnerable New Yorkers Click For More

In case after case, a Manhattan grand jury uncovered heartbreaking frauds in which small properties representing the whole of a family’s accumulated wealth and heritage over fifty years was brazenly snatched by criminal fraudsters.

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December 13, 2018

DA Vance: West African Royal, Associate Plead Guilty to Stealing From 250 Victims in Employment Fraud Schemes Click For More

“These defendants created a royal headache for hundreds of applicants and job seekers.”

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Monday December 3

Healthy Relationships: Rights & Resources Click For More

We have partnered with John Jay College and the Manhattan Family Justice Center to bring this presentation on domestic violence.